Courtesy: City of Austin staff

Memorial to the World War ll Dead

Austin, Texas

L.W. Stolz (http://www.lwstolzmemorialsinc.com/)

11th & Colorado St. traffic island, 1100 Colorado St., Austin, Texas, 78701
Owner:  City of Austin Cultural Heritage Collection
Date:  1949
Placement:  memorials
Artwork Type:  bronzes (sculptures)
Material:  bronze (metal), granite (rock)
Description:  This fountain sculpture memorializes Austin residents who perished in World War II. Bas-relief bronze plaques on the plinth list the names of the dead and the sponsor of the memorial--the Austin Chapter of the American Gold Star Mothers. The artist was a Texan whose grandfather emigrated from Germany in the 1870s and established Stolz Marble Works at La Grange and the Premier Granite Quarries Company in Llano. He designed this statue while a student at the University of Texas at Austin.
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