Monday, May 27, 2013
UCLA Pre-History: Cemetery
"The United Spanish War Veterans monument, also known as the Spirit of '98, is a bright white marble composition of three figures completed in 1950 by sculptor Roger Noble Burnham. The memorial crumbled after a 1971 earthquake. In 1973, sculptor David Wilkens re-created the monument out of concrete and plaster, reinforcing it with rebar. The plaque from the original sculpture survived and was imbedded on the new sculpture."
UCLA was founded just after World War I but didn't move to Westwood until the late 1920s.