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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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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