"Lady Liberty" (1973) by David Wilkens 

 
DESCRIPTION:  reinforced concrete and plaster sculpture ensemble of Lady Liberty flanked by two Spanish-American war soldiers, mounted on a 10-foot platform
Additional information: 
This sculpture by David Wilkens replaces Roger Noble Burnham's 1950 marble sculpture ensemble for the Spanish-American War Memorial.  Burnham's original sculpture was seriously damaged in the 1971 Sylmar-San Fernando earthquake, and Wilkens' replacement sculpture, "Lady Liberty", is referred to as a partial "re-creation" of Burnham's original that was commissioned by the United Spanish War Veterans and also called "Spirit of '98". 

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LOCATION:  northwest corner of Wilshire Boulevard 
and Veteran Avenue, Los Angeles National Cemetery, 
Westwood, Los Angeles, CA