As the Harvey S. Firestone Recreational Park Restoration Campaign progresses into Phase 2, spearheaded by the continuing efforts of the Restoration and Beautification Committee of Columbiana, there have been many updates to the exciting project to restore Columbiana’s beloved city park, originally made possible by the generosity of native son, Henry S. Firestone, and first opened to visitors in 1934.
Of the many renovations that have taken place are two new hand-carved entrance signs that will now welcome visitors at the main entrances on Park Avenue. The popular “iconic” look of the former wooden entrance signs has been preserved by local carpenter and master woodcarver, Lloyd Miller, in burnished Mahogany wood, the exact-same lettering as the former signs in gold-leaf script, and hand-carved in the Colonial Greek Revival style, hung in between stately brick columns. (Brick masonry for the signs constructed by Enviroscapes, the park renovation’s general contractor.) True works of art – and of “heart” – by a local citizen with long-time ties to our city – to welcome visitors to our newly-renovated park!