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Portal of the Folded Wings

Shrine to Aviation

 
 
Portal of the Folded Wings Marker image. Click for full size.
By Konrad R Summers, May 21, 2008
1. Portal of the Folded Wings Marker
Shrine to Aviation
Inscription.
Dedicated To The Honored Dead Of American Aviation On The 50th Anniversary Of Powered Flight, Dec. 17, 1953, By Lt. Gen. Ira C. Eaker USAF (Ret.)
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Beneath The Memorial tablets in this sacred portal rest the cremated remains of famous flyers who contributed so much to the history and development of aviation. The bronze plaques upon the marble walls memorialize beloved Americans who devoted their lives to the advancement of the air age. Administered under the auspices of the Brookins-Lahm-Wright Aeronautical Foundation, this shrine stands as a lasting tribute.

Built by
MacDonald and Giorgi
1924
National Register of Historic Places

 
Erected 1924 by Trustees, Valhalla Memorial Park.
 
Location. 34° 11.414′ N, 118° 21.225′ W. Marker is in North Hollywood, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker can be reached from Victory Boulevard. Touch for map. The marker and memorial are located at the Southeast end of the Pierce Brothers Valhalla Memorial Park. There are signs on Hollywood Way indicating the shrine's location, but these signs are outdated and you can no longer gain access to the portal from Hollywood
Portal of the Folded Wings Marker image. Click for full size.
By Konrad R Summers, May 22, 2008
2. Portal of the Folded Wings Marker
Shrine to Aviation
National Registry of Historic Places 980000246
Way. Enter the Memorial Park from Victory Boulevard. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10621 Victory Boulevard, Burbank CA 91504, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pierce Brothers Valhalla Dignity Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Amelia Earhart (approx. 2.3 miles away); Burbank Post Office (approx. 2.6 miles away); Big Boy (approx. 2.6 miles away); Burbank City Hall (approx. 2.7 miles away); Story Hardware (approx. 2.7 miles away); Burbank's First City Hall (approx. 2.7 miles away); Campo De Cahuenga (approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in North Hollywood.
 
More about this marker. Marker is mounted on the portal on the outside. You will also find markers commemorating both Challenger and Columbia Shuttle accidents and many memorials to aviation pioneers.
 
Also see . . .  The Portal of the Folded Wing - D.O.I. #98000246. Flikr collection featuring photographs of every grave, every plaque and every marker at the Portal of the Folded Wing. (Submitted on May 6, 2010, by Konrad R Summers of Santa Clarita, California.) 
 
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Portal of the Folded Wings Original Entrance image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, May 16, 2012
3. Portal of the Folded Wings Original Entrance
Portal of the Folded Wings image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, May 16, 2012
4. Portal of the Folded Wings
Challenger side of the Shuttle
In Memory of the Challenger Crew image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, May 16, 2012
5. In Memory of the Challenger Crew
January 28, 1986
Columbia Side of the Shuttle image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, May 16, 2012
6. Columbia Side of the Shuttle
In Memory of the Columbia Crew image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, May 16, 2012
7. In Memory of the Columbia Crew
February 1, 2003
Inside of the Portal of the Folded Wings image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, May 16, 2012
8. Inside of the Portal of the Folded Wings
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 13, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 31, 2010, by Konrad R Summers of Santa Clarita, California. This page has been viewed 1,174 times since then and 36 times this year. Last updated on April 12, 2018, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 31, 2010, by Konrad R Summers of Santa Clarita, California.   3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on May 28, 2012, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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