Democracy Uniting the World
1957 - Monuments - 12 pages
Booklet outlining the proposal spearheaded by John Anson Ford, serving his sixth four-year term as member of the Board of Los Angeles County Supervisors, to erect a heroic statue to Democracy--to be called "Democracy Uniting the World"--And an Academy or Institute of Democracy on San Pedro Hill above Los Angeles Harbor. Booklet contains descriptive notes on purpose of the statue as a companion monument to the Statue of Liberty, map showing proposed location of monument, and drawing and plan of the proposed statue, designed to be 480 ft. high, and consisting of three figures representing three racial groups of man rising from a hexagonal base 480 ft. in diameter. In addition, there would be three anthropological historical and art museums (one for each racial group), with library and lecture rooms, elevator to summit with viewing platforms, and parking facilities. Monument was designed by architect Harold Field Kellogg, sculptor Albert Stewart, and Millard Owen Sheets, director of LA County Art Institute and professor at Scripps College.
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