California Volunteers Memorial

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1906
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This memorial was commissioned in honor of the California Volunteers of the Spanish-American War. It features the Roman goddess of war, Bellona, riding the winged horse Pegasus. An American soldier stands beneath them above a fallen fellow soldier.

This sculpture originally sat at the corner of Van Ness and Market but was moved in 1917 and again to its current location in 1925.

Fun Fact! Douglas Tilden won a national competition to complete this commission and the work cost $25,000. It stands 16 feet high and ten feet long!

Commissioned By
San Francisco Arts Commission
Location

2 Dolores Street, at Market Street

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