Melrose Incident monument
We are in the planning stages of creating a civic monument/memorial in honor of the five peace officers killed in the horrific explosion at Melrose in 1898. Placing a monument/memorial at the incident location (45th avenue/Coliseum way) is impractical for a variety of reasons, mainly that the location does not lend itself to being visitor-friendly because the area is industrial, as well as poor traffic conditions. We have identified an ideal location nearby at the Martin Luther King Jr Regional Shoreline (map below). This is East Bay Regional Parks property, and we are hoping to receive permission to place the monument there. We will post photos of the location if we are able to secure it. We have begun the design phase, and estimate the cost at $3,000-$5,000.
Our idea is to place two items: One, the memorial, in which we envision a plaque on a large stone similar to the images below:
We also plan to place an interpretive sign such as the ones pictured below that would contain a description of the incident as well as a map of the location.
Details of the Melrose Incident can be found on the Progress Report page. Scroll down to find the two blog posts relating to the incident.