San Francisco in San Francisco City and County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
This grove is dedicated to the memory of the members of the San Francisco Parlors, Native Sons of the Golden West, who gave their lives in the World's Wars I and II.
Erected 1951 by Grove of Memory Association, Native Daughters of the Golden West and Native Sons of the Golden West.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Native Sons/Daughters of the Golden West marker series.
Location. 37° 46.282′ N, 122° 28.399′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker is on John F. Kennedy Drive, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. The Doughboy is located in Golden Gate Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 495 John F. Kennedy Drive, San Francisco CA 94118, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Conservatory (approx. 0.7 miles away); San Francisco Lawn Bowling Clubhouse and Greens (approx. 0.8 miles away); The First Public Children's Playground in the United States (approx. 0.9 miles away); The San Francisco Columbarium (approx. 1.1 miles away); St. John's Presbyterian Church (approx. 1.3 miles away); China Beach Western Terminus of the Lincoln Highway (approx. 1.7 miles away); Former Site of Laurel Hill Cemetery (approx. 1.7 miles away but has been reported missing). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Francisco.
Regarding The Doughboy. The bronze sculpture is by M. Earl Cummings (1876-1936). Cummings was a professor of architecture at UC Berkeley and a member of the San Francisco Board of Park Commissioners. The sculpture was dedicated in 1930 to honor soldiers killed in WW I. The plaque was changed in 1951 to also honor soldiers killed in WW II.
Categories. • War, World I • War, World II •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 11, 2014, by Alvis Hendley of San Francisco, California. This page has been viewed 416 times since then and 34 times this year. Last updated on January 20, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querιtaro, Mexico. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 11, 2014, by Alvis Hendley of San Francisco, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.