Swedish Bus Shelter

Pretty flowers

Pretty flowers

Swedish bus shelter on SW Oleson Rd

Swedish bus shelter on SW Oleson Rd

This unique bus shelter “A Little Bit of Sweden” sits across the street from Ross Fogelquist’s lovely home devoted to all things Swedish and Scandinavian. Ross had taken photos of similar bus shelters in Sweden and came home to work with the Garden Home Crossing Committee who have been so important to the landscaping of the reconstructed Oleson Road in 2008.

The shelter is located on the west side of Oleson at S.W. 89th. Nearby families and members of the Garden Home Crossing Committee cleared the ground, donated and purchased plants for the surrounding Swedish-inspired garden, designed, constructed and painted the shelter and buried a time capsule to remember the event. BusshallPlats, the name on the front of the shelter means “Bus Stop.”

Thanks to the Aloha Garden Club, the New Sweden Cultural Society, and the Garden Home Crossing Committee for their generous donations to the project.  Thanks also to the following volunteers:

Gary and Jayanne Teeter. Ann, John and Nick Voorhies. Ross Fogelquist. Linda, John, Jaiden, Quintin, Tristan, and Jamie Cummins.  Nancy Travers. Terry and Willy Moore. Mary, Dave, Emily, and Lolly Inman.  Aaron, Andrea, Sam, and Nick Costello.  Dave, Ronnie, Maya, and Ellie Malka.  Emily, Ken, Julia, and Sarah Tantare.  Gun Marie Rosqvist.  Leesa Hicks and Tim Wasson. Scarlett and her “colorful” family.

Installation

Installation

Gun Marie Rosqvist and Ross Fogelquist are at the 2010 dedication celebration

Gun Marie Rosqvist and Ross Fogelquist are at the 2010 dedication celebration

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