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

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

Map to Pershing Square.

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