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Victory Square

“A Homefront Gathering Place”

 
 
Victory Square Marker image. Click for full size.
By Col. James F. Jamison, USMC (Ret), June 1, 2018
1. Victory Square Marker
Inscription.  Victory Square was created during World War II as a place for citizens to rally behind the war effort and to raise community morale. This plaque marks the site, which included a speaker's stand and a replica of the Washington Monument inscribed with the names of Washington State citizens who lost their lives during the war. Patriotic rallies, war bond drives, and performances by Hollywood’s famous stars all took place at Victory Square. People flooded the streets to attend performances by Duke Ellington, Lana Turner, Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, and Betty Grable. After the war, the stage was torn down and the monument was eventually removed in 1949.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: EntertainmentPatriots & PatriotismWar, World II.
 
Location. 47° 36.505′ N, 122° 20.039′ W. Marker is in Seattle, Washington, in King County. Memorial is on University Street west of 5th Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 411 University Street, Seattle WA 98101, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of University of Washington (a few steps from this
Victory Square Marker is mounted on the Fairmont Olympic Hotel building. image. Click for full size.
By Col. James F. Jamison, USMC (Ret), June 1, 2018
2. Victory Square Marker is mounted on the Fairmont Olympic Hotel building.
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marker); Original Site of the University of Washington (within shouting distance of this marker); The Brooklyn Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Everett G. DuPen (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Presbyterian Church Cornerstone (approx. ¼ mile away); First Presbyterian Church of Seattle World War Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); First Presbyterian Church of Seattle World War II Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); The First Presbyterian Church of Seattle, Washington (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Seattle.
 
More about this marker. The marker is on the Northeast side of the Fairmont Olympic Hotel, which is also the former site of the first campus of the University of Washington.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 14, 2018. It was originally submitted on June 2, 2018, by Col. James F. Jamison, USMC (Ret) of Coronado, California. This page has been viewed 82 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on June 2, 2018, by Col. James F. Jamison, USMC (Ret) of Coronado, California.   2. submitted on June 9, 2018, by Col. James F. Jamison, USMC (Ret) of Coronado, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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