A shrine box to remember the Church Hill Train Tunnel disaster - Church Hill People's News | Richmond, Virginia

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A shrine box to remember the Church Hill Train Tunnel disaster

05/12/2014 6:45 AM by

Inspired by the Orthodox Christian tradition of roadside altars, artist Barry O’Keefe (previously) has recently installed a shrine box to remember the Church Hill Train Tunnel disaster.

“For a while now I’ve wanted to contribute something to the Church Hill Tunnel’s eastern portal to help remember those that are buried there,” he says.

“The roadside altars I drew inspiration from are typically filled with icons, flowers and candles, and function like a headstone and a chapel at once,” explains O’Keefe, “Until such time as CSX and the city can agree on a way to move forward, hopefully this box can help connect visitors with the history of the site.”


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