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Design choices for Portland firefighter memorial will be unveiled tonight

The Portland Fire Bureau and Portland State University will hold a reception from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. today to unveil seven design choices for a firefighter memorial that will be built at the east end of the Hawthorne Bridge. The reception will be on the second floor of Shattuck Hall, Southwest Broadway and Hall Streets.

Seven submissions from members of PSU's Architecture Department will be on display for the public to view and vote for their preferences, which the jury panel will take into account in selecting three finalists. The jury panel will include City Commissioners Randy Leonard and Nick Fish; businessman and former mayoral candidate Sho Dozono; and members of the arts and culture community. Leonard also is a former firefighter.

The three finalists will be on display in the atrium at City Hall, 1221 S.W. Fourth Ave., from Oct. 26-30, where citizen preferences will be collected.


The memorial will be named the Campbell Memorial after David Campbell, who served as Portland's fire chief from 1989 to 1911. On June 26, 1911, Campbell died fighting one of Portland's largest fires of the time. Since 1881, 36 Portland firefighters have died in the line of duty.

A final design will be chosen by the end of the year and fundraising will begin. The memorial committee hopes the tribute will be constructed and ready to dedicate on the 100th anniversary of Campbell's death in 2011. Dozono will lead the fundraising.

–Susan Green

Source: The Oregonian, October 19, 2009

http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2009/10/design_choices_for_portland_fi.html

 

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