Victory Square, a War Memorial

Victory Square, a War Memorial (HM28GV)

Location: Seattle, WA 98101 King County
Country: United States of America

N 47° 36.505', W 122° 20.039'

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"A Homefront Gathering Place"

Victory Square was created during World War II as a place for citizens to rally behind the war effort and to raise community morale. This plaque marks the site, which included a speaker's stand and a replica of the Washington Monument inscribed with the names of Washington State citizens who lost their lives during the war. Patriotic rallies, war bond drives, and performances by Hollywood's famous stars all took place at Victory Square. People flooded the streets to attend performances by Duke Ellington, Lana Turner, Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, and Betty Grable. After the war, the stage was torn down and the monument was eventually removed in 1949.
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HM NumberHM28GV
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Date Added Thursday, June 14th, 2018 at 10:01am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10T E 550056 N 5272993
Decimal Degrees47.60841667, -122.33398333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 47° 36.505', W 122° 20.039'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds47° 36' 30.3" N, 122° 20' 2.3400000000001" W
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Area Code(s)206, 425, 360
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 417 University St, Seattle WA 98101, US
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