Flagole Reliefs - Pasadena, CA
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N 34° 08.761 W 118° 09.628
11S E 393014 N 3778954
Quick Description: This World War I Memorial Flagpole is located at the corner of Colorado Blvd. and Orange Grove Blvd. in Pasadena
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 5/13/2013 3:54:59 PM
Waymark Code: WMH31B
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Dorcadion Team
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Long Description:
This flagpole has an elaborate World War I Memorial and reliefs at its base.
The Smithsonian Inventory (visit link) describes it thusly:

"A copper clad flagpole surmounted by a bronze eagle is adorned at the base with a cylindrical bronze relief depicting enlisted men and officers, sailors, an aviator, and a Red Cross nurse. The figures are depicted standing one next to the other around the base of the flagpole. Just above the figures is a bronze band containing reliefs of a California bear, a ship, a fasces with arrows and coats-of-arms, and the names of World War I battles. Beneath the relief sculpture is a cylindrical granite base."

with the follwoing inscriptions:

" (On sculpture:) BERTRAM GROVENOR GOODHUE ARCHITECT/LEE LAWRIE SCULPTOR MCMXXIV-VI CAST BY JOHN POLACHEK BRONZE & IRON CO. INC./Long Island City, N.Y. (On sculpture:) YPRES/LYS/SAINT/MIHIEL/MEUSE/ARGONNE/VITTORS/VENETO/CHAMPAGNE/MARNE/..GNE/..RNE/SOMME/OFFENSIVE/OISE/AISNE(On granite base:) IN PROUD REMEMBRANCE OF OUR GLORIOUS DEAD MCMXVII MCMXVIII
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Date Sculpture was opened for vewing?: 1/1/1927

Website for sculpture?: [Web Link]

Where is this sculpture?:
corner of Colorado Blvd. and Orange Grove Blvd.
Pasadena, CA USA


Sculptors Name: Lee Lawrie

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