Sidney in Shelby County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Sidney Fire Bell
This 1,250 pound bell was first sounded in the belfry of the Monumental Bulding at Ohio Avenue and Court Street in January 1905. There is served mainly as a fire bell, ringing when firemen were called to a fire and again as the men returned to the station.
The bell also sounded to mark many events in history. It rang out in 1918 when World War I was ended. Later relocated to the City Building, it was heard twice in 1945 sounding out the peace in Europe and in the Pacific to end World War II.
The bell is silent now, rededicated September 5, 1978 to the many people of Sidney who have served their City, State and Nation.
The bell was relocated to the new Central Fire Station and rededicated on October 27, 1996.
Buckeye Bell Foundry 1904
Mayor Emerson E. Moore
Board of Public Safety
Emory C. Muniford • John Burkhart
W.M. Crozier • James P. Ward
Council Fire Committee
W.E. Lierman • Henry Young
George L. Timeus
Erected 1996 by City of Sidney.
Location. 40° 17.146′ N, 84° 9.573′ W. Marker is in Sidney, Ohio, in Shelby County. Marker is on Poplar Street, on the right Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 222 W. Poplar Street, Sidney OH 45365, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Carey's Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Monumental Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Shelby County Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); German American Bank (approx. 0.2 miles away); Shelby County Korean Conflict / Vietnam War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Peoples Federal Savings and Loan Association Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sidney and Shelby County Millenium Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Theodore Roosevelt / William Howard Taft (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Sidney.
Also see . . . Sidney Fire and Rescue. (Submitted on April 13, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
Categories. • 20th Century • Charity & Public Work • Communications • Heroes • Man-Made Features • Notable Events • War, World I • War, World II •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page has been viewed 500 times since then and 56 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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