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South Entrance Renovation

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.

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Plans for the lush Irish cottage garden

south entrance statue drawing
Young Patrick Cudahy is shown with his Grandpa Shaw, both immigrants from Ireland, in this drawing of the statue.

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Demolition is underway - March 10, 2020

March 11 - photo 1
Starting to remove the raised beds - March 11, 2020

March 19 - photo 2    March 19 - photo 5
Deep footings on the raised beds - March 19, 2020   A wet day for working - March 19, 2020

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Concrete work finally done - March 30, 2020          Those footings were deep! March 30, 2020

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Preparing the site for concrete pouring and planting bed installation - April 22, 2020

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Concrete forms are set, and the first section of concrete is poured - May 11, 2020

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Concrete work continues - May 15, 2020

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Concrete work completed - May 21, 2020                Plants have arrived! - June 2, 2020

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The first trees are planted - June 2, 2020                 Aerial view of planting beds - June 3, 2020

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Benches have been installed - June 10, 2020          Table seating is now available - June 10, 2020

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Lovely plants and seating - June 10, 2020               Beautiful new sign - July 3, 2020

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The statue has arrived on site! - July 14, 2020         Young Patrick and Grandpa Shaw are installed - July 15, 2020