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Category:Dewey Monument

English: The Dewey Monument at the center of Union Square in San Francisco, California, was erected in 1901-03 to honor Admiral George Dewey, a hero of the Spanish American War for his victory in the Battle of Manila Bay. President William McKinley broke ground for the monument on May 23, 1901, and President Theodore Roosevelt – who succeeded McKinley after he was assassinated – dedicated it on May 14, 1903.

The monument consists of a 85-foot (25.9 m) column which is adorned by a 9-foot (2.7 m) statue of Nike, the ancient Greek Goddess of Victory, sculpted by Robert Ingersoll Aitken; Alma de Bretteville Spreckels modeled for Aitken. The figure is holding a trident, representing Dewey, and a wreath, representing McKinley. At the bottom of the column is a square base with inscriptions on each face. The base and column were designed by architect Newton Thorp.

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