****City Hall Loses Two Big Trees
|Vintage postcard in which at least one of the trees can be seen|
MANY CITIZENS stood in the drizzle watching city workers and employees of the Van Sickle Tree Co. remove the trees which reportedly were more than 50 years old.
Service Director Wallace J. Chapla said: "We didn't like the idea of removing the trees. It is just another case of clearing the way for progress and alleviating a parking problem."
CITY STREET department workers cut the tree down and cut around the roots. The job of pulling out the stump was done by tree company workers with the aid of heavy pulling equipment mounted on a large truck.
Chapla said another tree located on the west side of the building would also be removed to make facilitate [sic] parking.
****And here's the finished result (below).
|Photo courtesy Black River Historical Society|
The loss of the trees really paved (no pun intended) the way for the eventual transformation of that property. The replacement of the old, antiquated city hall with the new one really marked the beginning of a new era in Lorain history.