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Spanish American War Memorial

By Victor Holm
Category: Sculpture

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The monumental pedestal and 50 foot flagpole were a gift to the City from the Women’s Auxiliary of the United Spanish War Veterans. The granite pedestal features three life-size allegorical figures, Loyalty and Courage, who are holding a commemorative plaque, and a female, winged Victory.

An offer had been made to the Women’s Auxiliary by the Spanish War Veteran’s Auxiliary, which had been raising funds to purchase a commercial bronze figure calledThe Hiker, by Alice Ruggles Kitson, for $10,000. The organization chose to commission Holm’s concept for $7,000.

Dimensions: 7′ x 4′ x 4′
Year Completed: 1934
Material: Limestone and bronze
Owner: City of St. Louis
Donor: United Spanish American War Veterans’ Auxiliary


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