Pershing Square

In 1866 a 5-acre parcel of land, formally used as a camp by settlers outside of the Pueblo de Los Angeles, was dedicated as a public square. It would eventually come to be known as Pershing Square.

A monument to California’s 20 Spanish-American War dead was erected in 1900. It is believed to be the oldest work of public art in Los Angeles.

Lost Peace


Pershing Square, looking north, John Craig Freeman, January 31, 2015.

Map to Pershing Square.


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