Vietnam War Memorial, Survivors Memorial - Chicago, IL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn
N 41° 52.255 W 087° 41.002
16T E 443290 N 4635670
Quick Description: Structural engineer, Vietnam veteran, and preservationist Wiliam Lavicka erected the memorial on his property with the help of other veterans. Located at 815 S. Oakley Blvd. in the "Tri-Taylor" neighborhood.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 5/21/2008 6:45:54 AM
Waymark Code: WM3VE8
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member waypointazoid
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Long Description:
From City of Chicago War Memorial website:

"William Lavicka, who served as an engineer in the Seabees in Vietnam, wasn't sure what to do with a 25-foot-wide lot that he owned near the corner of Polk and Oakley. But after he attended a parade for Vietnam Veterans in 1986, he got his answer.

Lavicka decided to build a memorial to honor his fellow surviving Vietnam veterans. The memorial was dedicated on Nov. 7, 1987.

There are marble stepping stones just behind the concrete slab that lead to 10 blood red cast-iron columns. The marble was part of a discarded load from the Amoco Building, and the columns were originally a part of the page Brothers Building at State and Lake. The columns surround a granite map of Vietnam with city names marked in gold letters."

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Placed by:: William Lavicka - Vietnam veteran

Date Placed: 11/07/2007

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