Our south entrance has been renovated this spring and summer, thanks to the generosity of Michael and Lisa Cudahy. The area has been converted into a beautiful Irish cottage garden, complete with a statue of our city's founder, Patrick Cudahy, as a young boy sitting with his Grandpa Shaw. We are excited and grateful!
Check out the progress photos below.
Plans for the lush Irish cottage garden
Young Patrick Cudahy is shown with his Grandpa Shaw, both immigrants from Ireland, in this drawing of the statue.
Demolition is underway - March 10, 2020
Starting to remove the raised beds - March 11, 2020
Deep footings on the raised beds - March 19, 2020 A wet day for working - March 19, 2020
Concrete work finally done - March 30, 2020 Those footings were deep! March 30, 2020
Preparing the site for concrete pouring and planting bed installation - April 22, 2020
Concrete forms are set, and the first section of concrete is poured - May 11, 2020
Concrete work continues - May 15, 2020
Concrete work completed - May 21, 2020 Plants have arrived! - June 2, 2020
The first trees are planted - June 2, 2020 Aerial view of planting beds - June 3, 2020
Benches have been installed - June 10, 2020 Table seating is now available - June 10, 2020
Lovely plants and seating - June 10, 2020 Beautiful new sign - July 3, 2020
The statue has arrived on site! - July 14, 2020 Young Patrick and Grandpa Shaw are installed - July 15, 2020