New Mural Celebrates 100 Years of Fire Service to Shaker Heights
Public art commission also marks 10-year anniversary of new Fire House
Dateline: September 14, 2017 - In celebration of the Centennial of the Shaker Heights Fire Department (SHFD) and the 10-year anniversary of the construction of the new Fire House, the City of Shaker Heights hired artist Augusto Bordelois to create a large-scale mural on a brick wall of the building located at 16700 Chagrin Boulevard, which borders a pocket park.
A committee of Shaker residents and City employees, including members of the SHFD, and a graduating senior from Shaker Heights High School, Maeve Billings, worked with the artist to create the mural. The mural will be officially dedicated during the SHFD Open House on September 23, between 12 and 3pm. Committee members will lead tours from the Fire House to the pocket park at 12:30, 1:30 and 2:30pm.
Funding for the mural came from individual donations from both current and former residents and from current and retired firefighters. The mural highlights the connections between the community and the SHFD and reflects the historical significance of 100 years of firefighting and emergency service to the residents of Shaker Heights.
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