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Massachusetts Fallen Firefighters Memorial

Artist:

Robert Shure

Location:

Massachusetts State House, near Bowdoin St. and Ashburton Pl.  

Location

Massachusetts State House, near Bowdoin St. and Ashburton Pl.
United States
42° 21' 33.228" N, 71° 3' 47.952" W

Neighborhood:

Beacon Hill

Type:

Sculpture

Year:

2007

Medium:

Bronze

Collection:

Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Funders:

Unknown

Description:

Efforts to construct a memorial to fallen firefighters began in 2000 with the formation of a non-profit association. After seven years of fundraising and planning, this memorial was unveiled. Its design features three elements: the central bronze figures, a Ring of Honor consisting of bricks inscribed with the names of deceased firefighters, and the Firefighters’ Prayer and Bell, placed to the side of the figures and ring. Sculptor Robert Shure also designed the Boston Irish Famine Memorial, located near Downtown Crossing, and a Korean War memorial in Charlestown Navy Yard.

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