*This is Major General Henry Wager Halleck. His sculptor was Carl H. Conrads. Halleck was general-in chief of armies in the US from 1862- 1864. He then became Secretary of State and helped frame the California Constitution.
The statue was a gift of Halleck’s chief-of-staff General George W. Cullum and is located on JFK Drive near the tennis courts.
Halleck was responsible for erecting the Montgomery Block a financial district office building. The Montgomery block was touted as one of the first fireproof buildings, which proved true when it survived the ’06 quake and fire. However, it fell to developers in the 1960’s and was replaced with the Transamerica Pyramid.
Conrads, born in Germany and emigrated to the U.S. in 1860, served in the Union Army before settling in Hartford Connecticut. He is responsible for the sculpture of Alexander Hamilton in Central Park, and others at West Point and Washington D.C..