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Dewey Monument
 
Dewey Monument Marker, Panel 1 Photo, Click for full size
By Karen Key, July 23, 2007
1. Dewey Monument Marker, Panel 1
 
Inscription. (Panel 1) On the night of April Thirtieth 1898 Commodore Deweys squadron entered Manila Bay and undaunted by the danger of submerged explosives reached Manila at dawn of May First 1898 • Attacked and destroyed the Spanish fleet of ten war ships • Reduced the forts and held the city in subjection until the arrival of troops from America

(Panel 2) Erected by the citizens of San Francisco to commemorate the victory of the American Navy under Commodore George Dewey at Manila Bay May First MDCCCXCVIII • On May Twenty Third MCMI the ground for this monument was broken by President William McKinley

(Panel 3) Secretary of the Navy John D. Long to Commodore George Dewey April 24 1898 • Was has commenced between the United States and Spain • Proceed at once to the Philippine Islands and capture or destroy the Spanish fleet

(Panel 4) American Squadron Manila Bay • Olympia Flagship • Baltimore • Raleigh • Boston • Concord • Petrel • McColloch • On May fourteenth MCMIII this monument was dedicated by President Theodore Roosevelt

(Panel 5, below Panel 4) Erected 1901 • Newton J. Tharp Architect • Robert Aitken Sculptor • Replaced 1942 following construction of the underground garage • Timothy L. Pflueger Architect

 
Erected
 
Dewey Monument Marker, Panel 2 Photo, Click for full size
By Karen Key, July 23, 2007
2. Dewey Monument Marker, Panel 2
 
1901.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Markers Attached to Sculpture marker series.
 
Location. 37° 47.276′ N, 122° 24.451′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker is at the intersection of Post Street and Powell Street, on the right when traveling east on Post Street. Click for map. Marker is at Union Square. Marker is in this post office area: San Francisco CA 94108, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. History of Union Square (within shouting distance of this marker); Mayors of San Francisco (within shouting distance of this marker); “The D’Arcy Building” (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Shreve & Co. (about 700 feet away); Native Sons Building (about 700 feet away); Phelan Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Miles Archer (approx. 0.2 miles away); John's Grill (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in San Francisco.
 
Also see . . .
1. Smithsonian American Art Museum - Art Inventories Catalog. (Submitted on July 31, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.)
2. San Francisco Museum - Early Motion Pictures. Panorama of the crowds gathered for the dedication on May 14, 1903 (Submitted on July 31, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.) 

3. San Francisco Museum - The Dewey Monument. July 3, 1899 article from The San Francisco Call (Submitted on July 31, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.) 
 
Dewey Monument Marker, Panel 3 Photo, Click for full size
By Karen Key, July 23, 2007
3. Dewey Monument Marker, Panel 3
 

4. University of California. Stereograph card showing Union Square and the monument after the 1906 Earthquake and Fire. (Submitted on July 31, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.) 

5. San Francisco Neighborhood Guide - Union Square. (Submitted on July 31, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.)
6. Union Square (Wikipedia). (Submitted on July 31, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.)
 
Dewey Monument Marker, Panel 4 Photo, Click for full size
By Karen Key, July 23, 2007
4. Dewey Monument Marker, Panel 4
 
 
Dewey Monument Marker, Panel 5 Photo, Click for full size
By Karen Key, July 23, 2007
5. Dewey Monument Marker, Panel 5
 
 
Dewey Monument Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Karen Key, July 23, 2007
6. Dewey Monument Marker
 
 
Dewey Monument Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Karen Key, July 23, 2007
7. Dewey Monument Marker
The Westin St. Francis Hotel is in the background
 
 
Dewey Monument Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Karen Key, July 23, 2007
8. Dewey Monument Marker
Twelve foot high bronze of Victory by Robert Aitken (1878–1949). The capitol on the 83 foot granite column was modeled by H. Maddock, Mr. Aitken’s assistant.
 
 
Dewey Monument Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Karen Key, July 23, 2007
9. Dewey Monument Marker
 
 
Dewey Monument Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Karen Key, July 23, 2007
10. Dewey Monument Marker
Lit up at dusk with Macy’s in the background
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on July 31, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 5,022 times since then. Last updated on January 5, 2009, by Richard S. E. Johns of San Francisco, California. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on July 31, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
 
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