The resurgence of a city needs some heroes. That goes for modest city blocks as well, and we remember Judge Tom Ward today. He was a great man who accomplished important things. These included leading the fight against some entrenched view points at City Hall, and winning. The homes of the famine era Irish were worth saving; he just knew it! Tom led the way, and teams of workers rallied around him. Debris was removed, walls were secured, and the interior and exterior work began. Neighbors and friends were part of the team, and a Museum slowly emerged. He did not do this alone; Tom enlisted helpers both great and small to accomplish something remarkable.