The Memorial Bell - Grand Rapids, MI USA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bobfrapples8
N 42° 57.976 W 085° 40.601
16T E 607921 N 4757918
Quick Description: Old fire bell that has been placed at the entrance to the Grand Rapids Public Museum at 272 Pearl St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504.
Location: Michigan, United States
Date Posted: 3/23/2022 10:44:35 AM
Waymark Code: WM15YGH
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Blue J Wenatchee
Views: 1

Long Description:
The plaque for the bell reads:

THE MEMORIAL BELL

FIRST TOLLED IN 1878
AS A CALL TO ACTION

THE FIRE FIGHTERS OF GRAND RAPIDS
LOCAL 366 PRESENT THIS BELL TO THE
CITIZENS OF OUR COMMUNITY. LET IT
STAND FOREVER AS A TRIBUTE TO ALL
FIRE FIGHTERS WHO HAVE SERVED AND
TO THOSE WHO HAVE MADE THE
ULITMATE SACRIFICE.

MAY 7, 1995


Casting on the bell reads:

THE MENEELY BELL FOUNDRY
MENEELY & CO. WEST TROY, N.Y.

GEORGE W. THAYER,
MAYOR,
CITY OF GRAND RAPIDS,
1878

Memorial Website: [Web Link]

Physical address:
272 Pearl St NW
Grand Rapids, MI USA
49504


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