Archive for Seattle
Judge Thomas Burke Monument
Seattle, Washington ~ Volunteer Park
Hermon A. MacNeil sculpted this bronze bas-relief in 1929. He fashioned accompanying allegorical figures of Justice and an American Indian on either side. C. F. Gould, architect, designed the pedestal-bench-plaza. Dedicated in 1930, the monument honors pioneer Judge Thomas Burke (1849-1925) – “patriot, jurist, orator, friend, patron of education”, promoter of Pacific Rim harmony and trade; instrumental in bringing transcontinental railroad to Seattle. Cost: 50,000; memorial contributed by admirers of Judge Burke.