Memorial Court Park, Civic Center, San Francisco, California

Ornate Gate
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The park lay just the other side of an ornate gate. The fence was painted black with gold painted highlights. Ornate bronze and glass lanterns hung over the entry.


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Trees Lined
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Trees lined both sides of a walkway that bordered the park. This path was mirrored by another path on the other side of the park.


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War Memorial
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A war memorial lay at the far end of the park. It was built of black marble which contrasted well with the green lawn.


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Remembered Earth
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A sign etched into the black marble were the words:

Within this octagon of stone remembered earth from battlefields where Americans fought and died.
Here, we bear witness to their sacrifice.


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Almost Glass Smooth
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An almost glass smooth pond was part of the war memorial. In the foreground, a narrow waterfall fell into a slot in the black marble.


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Closer Waterfall
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A closer photograph of the waterfall at the end of the pond. The water fell glass smooth of the sharp edge of that end of the pond.


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Middle Words
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A quotation form a book by Archibald MacLeish was etched into one of the inner faces of the war memorial. It read, in part, "We cannot say, it is you who must say this."


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Book Credit
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Etched into the black marble under the quotation was a line of credit.

"The Young Dead Soldiers" from collected poems by Archibald MacLeish used by permission of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt


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Two Level Of Ponds
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Two levels of ponds were next to the War Memorial. The upper level emptied into the lower level.


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Tree Lined Path
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One of two tree lined paths that bordered the two sides of Memorial Court. Notice the handsome brick and concrete pattern embedded into the path. Also notice a plastic bag of litter to the left, and a dog on the grass to the right.


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The Sign
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The sign that identified this Memorial Court was etched into concrete to one side of the park. It read, "War Memorial of San Francisco 1931."


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