OOS Sculpture

Chardon's First Fire Bell

1879 / Creator Unknown / Chardon

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Originally hung in Chardon Square's previously demolished fire tower, this bell dates to 1879. The fire tower, built in 1908, assisted firemen in watching for fires and calling fire fighters to action. It was slated for preservation, but crumbled during the process due to deterioration of the concrete bricks. The bell was then relocated to Chardon Square, where it stands today. A plaque with inscription reads, "CHARDONS FIRST FIRE BELL".

County

: Geauga

Citation

: “Chardon's First Fire Bell ,” Ohio Outdoor Sculpture , accessed May 7, 2021, https://oos.sculpturecenter.org/index.php/items/show/1821.

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Title

Chardon's First Fire Bell

Description

Originally hung in Chardon Square's previously demolished fire tower, this bell dates to 1879. The fire tower, built in 1908, assisted firemen in watching for fires and calling fire fighters to action. It was slated for preservation, but crumbled during the process due to deterioration of the concrete bricks. The bell was then relocated to Chardon Square, where it stands today. A plaque with inscription reads, "CHARDONS FIRST FIRE BELL".

Date

1879

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Installation Date

1908