Stewards to the Garden & Grounds of the Cathedral Since 1916

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Antique Carousel - a 1890’s Wooden Traveling Carousel

Our century-old carousel, now on the National Register of Historic Places, is a favorite of young and old. Lovingly restored over a 20 year period, each hand-painted animal is a work of art with special significance. Designers and artists of the Nation’s Capital Chapter of the National Society of Decorative Painters plus John Drew, Cathedral’s Master Carpenter, donated their time and talent for the restoration. Other important persons involved with this impressive acquisition were Pillow Lee, who found the merry-go-round and persuaded the All Hallows Guild Board to purchase it and Joyce Hanks, All Hallows Guild Carousel Chairman who made the restoration a reality. The carousel is operated once a year at Flower Mart in the spring.

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All Hallows Guild Carousel