Richard Black

“The Pullen Park Carrousel was in a terrible state of disrepair. I think it was Ames Christopher who came up with the idea of a tour, not to compete with the Christmas tour, to raise money. Bill Caligari was national field coordinator for the Miss America Pageant. This thing turned into a weekend event–a street fair with artists on the street, street vendors, food vendors, garden tours, home tours and a fashion show with Miss America. We raised a ton of money for the carrousel.”  

“What I’ve learned is that there is no such thing as ownership of an old house. You’re a caretaker for a short time.” – Richard Black

Richard Black moved onto Polk Street in 1975 and since then has lived in five different houses in Oakwood. He has recently sold his home at 610 East Lane Street.

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Friday, September 30th, 2011. Filed under: Uncategorized

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