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Weidenaar Prints ➔ Button, Save City Hall

Identifier:
2000.17.3
Description:
Ojbect is a round plastic and metal political button. The front side has a white backing with blue lettering reading: SAVE CITY HALL. Front also has a reprint of Weidenaar's clock tower sketch. This is printed in blue as well. Button is attached to the wearer by a simple rigid wire pin.;Button is an excellent artifact that personalizes the struggle to save old City Hall. Button worn by Mary Stiles Kimmell on the day she handcuffed herself and was captured in the now famous photo.;Button worn by Mary Stiles Kimmell on October 27, 1969, the first day of demolition of Old City Hall. Mary Stiles Kimmell handcuffed herself to the wrecking ball while wearing this button. She kept the button as a souvenir. ///Oct 2005 note change of address of donor.;Mary Stiles Kimmell wore this button when she handcuffed herself to the Old City Hall demolition. She kept it as a souvenir.
Date:
circa 1969
Materials:
Plastic, Metal
Current Location Status:
On Exhibit
Source:
Gift Of Mary Kimmell
Rights:

Exhibit/Program
C is for City Hall ()
Makers/Donors
Kimmell, Mary

Kapler, Joe
Related Place
Grand Rapids