Anniversaries come and go for many different reasons. Some of these anniversaries don’t get the recognition they deserve.
This Wednesday, October 22, 2009 marked the 25th Anniversary of The Shillers Furniture Store fire (currently Gavigan’s Furniture) located on Holabird Avenue in Dundalk. This inferno took many hours to get under control and eventually the entire building collapsed. The ensuing five-alarm inferno wreaked $4 million in damage. In the early hours of the morning a roll call was taken and the lives of three brave firefighters had been lost.
Presently, there is no memorial at the site commemorating their brave efforts.
On November 11th, 2009 at 6pm we will be holding a memorial for family, friends, and the community that were so tragically affected by this fire. We are asking for donations in any amount to help this great cause. A memorial stone and bronze plaque will be placed at Holabird Ave and Randolph Ave surrounded by a perpetual garden. If you would like to contribute to this, please go to our Forms Page and download the donation form. You may mail your donation to our office.
More information is to follow for this event.
For more information on the Shiller Fire, please visit the following:
WBAL TV 11 - YouTube video
C & E Insurance and Financial Services
7324 Holabird Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21222