Levi Newton Breed memorial.
The lower plaque is missing.
Installed in 1939
A plaque at the base of the Breed memorial. It reads:
IN MEMORY OF
LEVI NEWTON BREED.
MEMBER OF THE CITY COUNCIL 1886-1889
FOUNDER OF THIS PARK
"SO LONG AS
THERE SHALL BE A CITY OF LOS ANGELES
ITS PEOPLE WILL HERE ENJOY PRICELESS BENEFITS
OF LIGHT AND AIR AND BEAUTY
A HERITAGE FROM THIS MAN"
EX-COUNCILMAN BREED'S HEIRS OFFER LINCOLN PARK MEMORIAL
A proposal by heirs of Levi N. Breed a Los Angeles City Councilman in 1890, to honor his memory by placing a memorial in Lincoln Park, which he helped acquire for the city, is being studied by the Los Angeles Park Commission.
The plan was presented in behalf of the heirs by C. E. Richards, contractor in the W. M. Garland building, and Palmer W. Hargrave, who explained that a sum had been bequeath for a memorial which has accumulated to a sum of $5000.
The proposal is to erect an ornamental standard bearing a cluster of five lights at the height of 12 feet, the base to consist of marble in the form of 15 separates seats, arranged like the petals of a large flower.
While the Park Commission looks upon the plan favorably, the members are somewhat dubious about installing the memorial in Lincoln Park because past experience is that night vandals destroy anything breakable.
Donors of the proposed memorial, however, believe
that in view of the former Councilman's work to obtain Lincoln Park for
the city, it should be located in Lincoln Park, ot at the nearby street
intersection where there would be less chance of hoodlums damaging it.
Does anyone know what this fountain was about?
The lions head water spout is broken off.
Also, tiled benches surround this water fountain.
This fountain is located on Mission Rd across the DMV.
This was the ceremonial entrance of Lincoln Park
on Mission Rd. and Lincoln Park Ave.
Looks like this was a water fountain on this side
and the other side was a drinking fountain
Here is the back view of the main entrance behind the water fountain.
All of the attractions that are mentioned in this web site are referenced at this point.
In the old days...
Going to your right you will head for the alligator/ostrich farms, Selig Zoo, carousel...
Going to your left you will head to Lincoln Park lake and Boathouse.
in Lincoln Park?
Los Angeles Times, Feb. 11, 1968 reports:
City Recreation and Parks Commissioners have changed the site of a 27-foot statue of the late John F. Kennedy from Hollenbeck Park to Lincoln Park.
Hollenbeck, in the Boyle Heights district, was the first choice of a citizens committee sponsoring the monument.
But a commission spokesman said the committee decided it would be "too overpowering" for the proposed location on the park's north side. At the Lincoln site, however, a knoll surrounded by trees was found which the committee agreed was "ideal".
The commission's action
is subject to approval of the Municipal Arts Commission.
What happened? No Kennedy statue here in Lincoln Park.
COMING NEXT TIME.......
The "steps to nowhere" at Lincoln Park.