Portland Firefighter's Park

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Portland Firefighter's Park

Portland Firefighter's Park is a small park in a triangle of land at SW 19th and Burnside. It is dedicated to honoring the city's fallen firefighters, but was built specifically in honor of Chief David Campbell who died in the line of duty on June 26th, 1911.

The park was completed in 1927. The designer was the well-known French-American architect Paul Cret, and the sculptor was Avard Fairbanks.

As of March 2010, the park is being considered for inclusion on the National Historic Register of Places. The interest in including it on the NHRP stemmed directly from plans that the David Campbell Memorial Association had made for creating a new firefighter's memorial, and removing many of the key elements of the park.