San Francisco’s civic leaders, led by war veteran Charles Kendrick, initiated a campaign in 1920 to erect a War Memorial across from City Hall “to all who served.”

San Franciscans rallied to the War Memorial proposal, pledging over two million dollars. A Bond issue was needed and approved to complete the funding. Final cost for the War Memorial was nearly $6 million in 1930 dollars – $90 million in 2018 dollars.

World War One History In The Veterans Building

The Great War Revealed In San Francisco: 100 Years of Disruption From May’s Memorial Day weekend May 26-28 through the end of 2018, a unique and remarkable display consisting of eight 8-foot square banners can be viewed in the lobby outside of the Herbst Theatre and American Legion Veterans Hall in the War Memorial Veterans Building at 401 Van Ness […]

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