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Los Feliz in Los Angeles in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

William Mulholland

1855 - 1935

 
 
William Mulholland Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Baker, January 14, 2021
1. William Mulholland Marker
Inscription.  
A penniless Irish immigrant boy who rose by the force of his industry, intelligence, integrity and intrepidity to be a sturdy American citizen, a self-educated engineering genius, a whole-hearted humanitarian, the father of the city's water system, and the builder of the Los Angeles City Aqueduct:

This memorial is gratefully dedicated by those who are the recipients of his unselfish bounty and the beneficiaries of his prophetic vision.
 
Erected 1940 by City of Los Angeles.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceNatural Resources.
 
Location. 34° 6.988′ N, 118° 16.296′ W. Marker is in Los Angeles, California, in Los Angeles County. It is in Los Feliz. Marker is at the intersection of Riverside Drive and Los Feliz Boulevard, on the right when traveling south on Riverside Drive. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Los Angeles CA 90027, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William Mulholland Memorial Fountain (within shouting distance of this marker); Griffith Park
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(about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Griffith Park Pony Rides (approx. 0.3 miles away); Philosophical Research Society (approx. 0.4 miles away); Hyperion Bridge (approx. 0.4 miles away); Disney Studio Site (approx. 0.6 miles away); John Marshall High School (approx. 0.7 miles away); Glendale Station Clock (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Los Angeles.
 
Also see . . .
1. William Mulholland. A detailed Wikipedia article complete with photos. (Submitted on June 22, 2010, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona.) 

2. Public Broadcasting System (PBS) - "The West" Series - William Mulholland. Provides more information on Mulholland's life and how he shaped today's western United States, and the world. (Submitted on June 22, 2010, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona.) 

3. St. Francis Dam. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on December 24, 2022, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
William Mulholland Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Baker, January 14, 2021
2. William Mulholland Marker
This inscription is on the monument's reverse.
William Mulholland Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Thomas Chris English, June 16, 2010
3. William Mulholland Marker
Seen by many, read by few.
William Mulholland Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Baker, January 14, 2021
4. William Mulholland Marker
Historical displays installed in 2013 for the 100th anniversary of the aqueduct. Lawns replaced with drought-tolerant landscaping.
William Mulholland Bust Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Thomas Chris English, June 16, 2010
5. William Mulholland Bust Marker
Due south from the text marker is this sculptural relief bust and a flag pole.
William Mulholland Relief and Flagpole image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Thomas Chris English, June 16, 2010
6. William Mulholland Relief and Flagpole
The Mulholland Memorial Fountain image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Thomas Chris English, June 16, 2010
7. The Mulholland Memorial Fountain
William Mulholland Memorial from the South image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Thomas Chris English, June 16, 2010
8. William Mulholland Memorial from the South
Mulholland Fountain image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Thomas Chris English, June 16, 2010
9. Mulholland Fountain
It's more than a memorial - especially for children on a windy afternoon
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 30, 2023. It was originally submitted on June 20, 2010, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,749 times since then and 11 times this year. Last updated on January 16, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 16, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.   3. submitted on June 20, 2010, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona.   4. submitted on January 16, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.   5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on June 20, 2010, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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