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First Emperor

 
 
First Emperor Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Adam Margolis, July 20, 2022
1. First Emperor Marker
Inscription.  This bronze statue of the first Emperor was created and cast in China by the famous sculptors Guo Xuanchang 郭宣昌 and Cheng Yunxian 程云贤 . The first Emperor unified China and standardized the written language, currency and the system of weights and measurements. He also constructed a major portion of The Great Wall. San Diego County Supervisor Ron Roberts supported a grant to fund the commission of this sculpture.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicCommunicationsGovernment & PoliticsIndustry & Commerce.
 
Location. 32° 42.571′ N, 117° 9.695′ W. Marker is in San Diego, California, in San Diego County. Marker is on J Street east of 3rd Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Marker and statue are placed in front of the San Diego Chinese Historical Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 328 J Street, San Diego CA 92101, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Stone Lion (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Stone Lion
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Chinese Mission Building, 1927 (within shouting distance of this marker); Quong Building, 1913 (within shouting distance of this marker); Cotheret Building, 1903 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Frey Block, 1911 (about 300 feet away); William Heath Davis House, 1850 (about 400 feet away); Horton Grand - Kahle Saddlery – 1886 (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Diego.
 
First Emperor Statue and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Adam Margolis, July 20, 2022
2. First Emperor Statue and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 29, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 18, 2022, by Adam Margolis of Mission Viejo, California. This page has been viewed 92 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 18, 2022, by Adam Margolis of Mission Viejo, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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