The Murals


"Brave Deed "

"Brave Deed"

Artist: Mary Lynn Baker, 1990
Location: East wall of Athens Fire Department, Main Street
Description: image

First Great Fire Hall of Athens

Dawn, May 19, fire broke out
on Victoria Street but quickly
spread to Main Street. The new
fire engine could not be used
because its short hose brought
it too close to the flames.

In an act of great heroism,
Mr. J. Rosenbarker braved the
flames to climb down into
an unused well close behind
the burning buildings to hand
up water to a bucket brigade.

Mr. Rosenbarker stayed at
his post until the fire was
finally conquered.

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