San Francisco Points of Interest

Ulysses Simpson Grant Memorial U. S. Grant Memorial, Francis Scott Key Monument
and the Academy of Sciences
21 March 2007

Canceled Ulysses Simpson Grant Memorial 2 November 2023
Still canceled

Ulysses Simpson Grant Memorial
Tea Garden Drive
Golden Gate Park Historic District

Rupert Schmid created this bronze and granite memorial to Ulysses Simpson Grant, Union General and 18th President of the United States. The monument is located on the south side of Museum Drive.

The Grant Memorial contributes to the Golden Gate Park Historic District.

Source: NRHP Nomination for Golden Gate Park Historic District submitted July 2004

On Juneteenth 2020, protesters toppled three statues in Golden Gate Park - this bust of U.S. Grant and nearby statues of Francis Scott Key and Padre Junipero Serra. The mob also vandalized apolitical statues such as the Cervantes Memorial, the Apple Cider Press, the Sphinx and Leonidas.

A day earlier, a statue of Christopher Columbus near Coit Tower was removed by city workers and placed in storage.

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