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Sidney in Shelby County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Sidney Fire Bell

 
 
Sidney Fire Bell Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., March 7, 2010
1. Sidney Fire Bell Marker
Inscription.  
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.

[On Bell]
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

Fire Chief
Henry Yost

 
Erected 1996 by City of Sidney.
 
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This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkCommunicationsPeaceWar, World IWar, World II. In addition, it is included in the Historic Bells series list. A significant historical month for this entry is January 1905.
 
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 when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 222 W Poplar Street, Sidney OH 45365, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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); George W. Bush (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); General Isaac Shelby (approx. 0.2 miles away); Peoples Federal Savings and Loan Association Building (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sidney.
 
Sidney Fire Bell Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., March 7, 2010
2. Sidney Fire Bell Marker
Sidney Fire Bell Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., March 7, 2010
3. Sidney Fire Bell Marker
Central Fire Station in background.
Sidney Fire Bell Names image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., March 7, 2010
4. Sidney Fire Bell Names
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 13, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 681 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 13, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
 
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