Spanish-American War Memorial - San Francisco, CA
Posted by: DougK
N 37° 46.133 W 122° 25.610
10S E 550480 N 4180327
Quick Description: A Spanish-American War Memorial standing on a median strip of Dolores Street at the intersection Market Street in San Francisco, California features Pegasus, the winged horse.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 9/14/2009 11:02:32 AM
Waymark Code: WM77GN
A memorial sculpture
by artist Douglas Tilden to the California Volunteers in the Spanish-American War Memorial stands on a median strip of Dolores Street at the intersection Market Street in San Francisco, California.
Douglas Tilden, lost his hearing at age five due to scarlet fever. He has been called the "Michelangelo of the West".
A biographical web site, describes the statue:
At the end of the Spanish-American War, when the troops returned, San Franciscans went wild. Sixty-five thousand dollars was raised, $25,000 of which was allocated for a memorial. Douglas Tilden won the national competition. California Volunteers, a bronze work sixteen feet high and ten feet long mounted atop a granite base ten feet high, stands at the corner of Market and Dolores Streets. The monument shows an American soldier, with pointed gun in one hand and a sword in the other, standing over a fallen comrade, a cannon nearby. Above them the goddess of war, Bellona, is astride the winged horse Pegasus.