Bench 2003, Artist: Timothy Biggs, From Steam Plant Square donated salvage material, Lincoln Street At 1st Avenue

Plaque In Sidewalk
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A bronze plaque embedded in the sidewalk described the bench:

Timothy Biggs 2003
Bench from Steam Plant Square
donated salvage material
sponsored by
Davenport District Arts Board
and
Spokane Arts Commission


Metal Bench 2003 external link   •  Artist: Timothy Biggs external link   •  From Steam Plant external link Square donated salvage material   •  First Avenue At Lincoln Street external link   •  Spokane, Washington external link   •  (Date Photographed: 06:12:44 Tuesday 20 June 2017)   •  (Date Published: Monday 3 July 2017)   •  © 2017 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C17_3938
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Location By Tree
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The bench was located half way back from the curb and set next to a tree.


Metal Bench 2003 external link   •  Artist: Timothy Biggs external link   •  From Steam Plant external link Square donated salvage material   •  First Avenue At Lincoln Street external link   •  Spokane, Washington external link   •  (Date Photographed: 06:13:01 Tuesday 20 June 2017)   •  (Date Published: Monday 3 July 2017)   •  © 2017 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C17_3940
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Old Industrial Hardware
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The bench was constructed using old, rusty, industrial metal pieces that were once a part of the Steam Plant.


Metal Bench 2003 external link   •  Artist: Timothy Biggs external link   •  From Steam Plant external link Square donated salvage material   •  First Avenue At Lincoln Street external link   •  Spokane, Washington external link   •  (Date Photographed: 06:13:08 Tuesday 20 June 2017)   •  (Date Published: Monday 3 July 2017)   •  © 2017 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C17_3941
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Serial Number
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One piece of metal had an old serial number 82850 cast into its surface.


Metal Bench 2003 external link   •  Artist: Timothy Biggs external link   •  From Steam Plant external link Square donated salvage material   •  First Avenue At Lincoln Street external link   •  Spokane, Washington external link   •  (Date Photographed: 06:13:11 Tuesday 20 June 2017)   •  (Date Published: Monday 3 July 2017)   •  © 2017 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C17_3942
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Arm Rest
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A metal arm rest divided the corrugated metal seating surface into two separate seats.


Metal Bench 2003 external link   •  Artist: Timothy Biggs external link   •  From Steam Plant external link Square donated salvage material   •  First Avenue At Lincoln Street external link   •  Spokane, Washington external link   •  (Date Photographed: 06:13:18 Tuesday 20 June 2017)   •  (Date Published: Monday 3 July 2017)   •  © 2017 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C17_3943
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Appeared To Rock
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The metal bench appeared to be suspended from two pivots so it could rock, but was sadly welded into place and totally rigid.


Metal Bench 2003 external link   •  Artist: Timothy Biggs external link   •  From Steam Plant external link Square donated salvage material   •  First Avenue At Lincoln Street external link   •  Spokane, Washington external link   •  (Date Photographed: 06:13:25 Tuesday 20 June 2017)   •  (Date Published: Monday 3 July 2017)   •  © 2017 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C17_3944
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