The formal groundbreaking ceremony for the new statue honoring General MacArthur at MacArthur Park. The park was formerly known as Westlake, but was renamed to honor the noted American general in 1942. Caption dated January 26, 1954 reads, "Among the notables taking part in ground-breaking ceremonies at site where a statue of General Douglas MacArthur will be constructed are (left to right, front): Architect Harold Field Kellogg ; sculptor Roger Noble Burnham ; Councilwoman Harriett Davenport ; Mayor Norris Poulson ; Municipal judge Roger A. Pfaff, and Rev. John M. Yamazaki, representative of the Japanese colony here."
MacArthur, Douglas,--1880-1964--Statues Kellogg, Harold Field Burnham, Roger Noble,--1876-1962 Davenport, Harriett Poulson, Norris,--1895-1982 Pfaff, Roger A Yamazaki, John M Ground breaking ceremonies--California--Los Angeles City council members--California--Los Angeles Parks--California--Los Angeles Streets--California--Los Angeles Sculptors--United States Judges--California--Los Angeles Clergy--California--Los Angeles Mayors--California--Los Angeles Women city council members--California--Los Angeles Architects--United States Westlake (Los Angeles, Calif.) MacArthur Park (Los Angeles, Calif.) Herald-Examiner Collection photographs