Lorain, Ohio: Big Easter Basket of David Shukait

Built of concrete by mechanic David Shukait in 1937. He died in 1976, and the city memorialized him with a plaque on the basket.

Address:
1800 W. Erie Ave., Lorain, OH
Directions:
At the entrance to Lakeview Park. On the north side of US Hwy 6/W. Erie Ave. at its intersection with S. Lakeview Blvd.
Admission:
Free
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Easter basket.

Big Easter Basket of David Shukait

Just visited the basket. Although the rabbit and the Easter eggs are no longer inside, the basket is still fun to look at.

[Matt, 02/18/2021]

Big Easter Basket.

Big Easter Basket of David Shukait

The Big Easter Basket has been repainted! Not as brightly colored at the moment, but still a sight to see.

[Melisa, 04/20/2019]

Easter basket.

Big Easter Basket of David Shukait

At the entrance of Lakeview Park sits a large, brightly painted Easter Basket made of concrete. A former resident told me the basket has been around for over 60 years, and is a popular photo spot in the Spring. A memorial plaque celebrates the creator and suggests that there may have been more baskets around town at one time.

[Michael C Green, 04/25/2017]

David Shukait, who worked as a mechanic for the city parks department, built this basket in 1937, using a technique he invented and later patented. He eventually built six more, slightly smaller. He died in 1976. He is not buried in the basket.


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