The head of The Goddess of Progress

The head of The Goddess of Progress -- art, sculpture

The dome atop San Fransisco's City Hall that was completed in 1896 supported a twenty-foot statue, The Goddess of Progress. The statue was so securely mounted that on April 18, 1906, when the City Hall and the city around it lay in ruins from the great earthquake-fire, it continued to stand at the peak of the now-exposed steel tower. After workmen brought it down, the statue fell from a wagon and the 700-pound head broke off.


San Francisco City Hall, San Francisco, California, USA

art, sculpture (usa, usa california, san francisco, san francisco city hall, artifact, north america, california, r3)