The Fun House

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The Fun House
Type Funhouse
Park Section Midway
Built 1913
Opened 1913
Closed 1921
Manufacturer C. Rarick
Designer C. Rarick
Length 75 ft. (23 m)
Width 50 ft. (15.2 m)
Number of Stories 2

The Fun House was an attraction at Olentangy Park, built just north of the second Dancing Pavilion in 1913 by C. Rarick. It included a human roulette wheel, bull-moose glide, rolling waves, funny stairs, electric floor, rainstorm, wire maze, comic slides, and more.[1][2][3][4] The contract with the Dusenbury Brothers was for five years[5]. The building was enlarged and renamed the Joy Mill for the 1922 season.[6]

See Also


  1. "Olentangy Park." The Columbus Sunday Dispatch. 13 April 1913. Pg. 45.
  2. "Olentangy Park." The Columbus Sunday Dispatch. 27 April 1913. Pg. 51.
  3. "Olentangy Park." The Columbus Sunday Dispatch. 18 May 1913. Pg. 41.
  4. "Summer Opening of Olentangy Park." Marysville Journal-Tribune (Marysville, OH). 15 April 1913. Pg. 4.
  5. Franklin County Recorder. (OHiO) 191304215640275. Olentangy Park Company to C. Rarick. 21 April 1913. Retrieved 15 February 2022.
  6. "New Amusement Devices." The Columbus Dispatch. 30 April 1922. Pg. 8.