The Plaque on the Chimney reads:
"From this vantage point on September, 26th, 1936 you could
hear the roar and feel the crushing heat of the flames as
they swept across the city of Bandon. Lives were lost and
484 buildings burned to the ground. There were survivors.
They surveyed the catastrophy and chose to stay and rebuild.
It is to their spirit and courageous determination we dedicate
this marker. With our gratitude and respect, for without the
valiant effort of the few, the many of us who now enjoy the
bounty of Bandon by the Sea, would not be living in the
favored city today.
Dedicated September 14, 1986"
This photo taken after the 1936 fire shows all that was left were the chimneys.
Photo courtesy of Carol Tucker Acklin.
||The lone Chimney is located in Old Town on the corner of Hwy 101 and Chicago St.|