Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Firefighters' Memorial Park

I read a post on the AHC blog that there are plans to relocated the firefighters' park from W. Burnside to the east end of the Morrison bridge. There is concern that much of the historic fountain will be lost. I'm always looking our for opportunities to take the littlest W on a bus ride so we went down to take some photos of our own.
This newer bell enclosure certainly isn't historically significant. My understanding is that they use this bell during their memorial ceremonies for those brave firefighters who have died in the line of duty.The bell is quite nice.The lanterns would be moved but not their pedestals I'd imagine.
Lantern with the new Civic condominium Tower in the background.The fountain, designed by E.F. Tucker and Paul Philipe Cret and built in 1927.

Bronze work by Avard Fairbanks

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