Spanish American War Memorial, 
Seventh Regiment Monument (1900) 
by architects S. M. Goddard and Kilpatrick 

(sculptor unknown)
 
DESCRIPTION:  6½-foot by 2½-foot by 2½-foot Vermont granite sculpture; 6-foot by 5-foot by 5-foot California granite pedestal (reduced from original 12-foot height) 

COMMENT:  This sculpture of a "regulation United States soldier standing at rest" is the oldest public artwork in the City of Los Angeles.

THE PUBLIC ART:
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Detail
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 Public Art in Public Places Project

Plaque #1:
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Plaque #2:
"Inscribed after the 1900 dedication ceremony, 
the name of Herman Hils, the Regiment's 21st fatality, 
was inscribed on the side of the pedestal."
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THE PUBLIC PLACE:  
Pershing Square
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LOCATION:  northeast garden, 
Pershing Square (formerly Central Park), 
532 S. Olive Street, 
Historic Core, Los Angeles, CA