Found on EBay: Pershing Square Cannon


pershing_square_cannon 

You may recall a post I did last year on Pershing Square’s missing cannon, which vanished after being moved to Travel Town in Griffith Park. Here’s a 1905 postcard showing the cannon, which has been listed on EBay. Bidding starts at $2. And don’t you think Pershing Square (or Central Park, as it was known before World War I) was far more attractive a century ago before it was converted into a moonscape to repel the homeless?

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1 Response to Found on EBay: Pershing Square Cannon

  1. Bruce says:

    It was definitely more attractive. Here’s a contemporary photo:
    http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics43/00056152.jpg
    And another view:
    http://jpg2.lapl.org/pics03/00011012.jpg
    But where in the park is it?

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