Memorial Khachkar in Glendale, California

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Subject:The victims of the 1915 Armenian Genocide. (view image)
Type of Memorial:Inscription, Monumental Sculpture
Sponsor(s):The project has been undertaken, financed and donated by Arthur Zakarian. It has been accepted by the Archbishop and church authorities.
Architect/Designer/Artist:Sculptor-artist: Karpoosh Gaspar Qaribian.
Placement:Freestanding sculpture in the St. Mary's Armenian Apostolic Church in Glendale, CA.
Physical Setting:Enclosed space. Flat land.
Tourist Amenities:Yes
Map Designation:St. Mary's Armenian Apostolic Church.
Physical Condition:Very well preserved.
Inscription:"In the memory of the Armenian Martyrs of the Genocide, 1915-1923 AD."
Location:St. Mary's Armenian Apostolic Church, 500 South Central Avenue
Glendale, California 91204 United States
Construction Began:Spring 2000
Construction Completed:Summer 2000
Development/Construction Process:The monument is an impressive sculpture of tufa stone and is roughly 15 ft. high. The tufa slab was brought from Armenia. It was sculpted by sculptor-artist Karpoosh Gaspar Qaribian, who is the sculptor of the existing Khachkar in the same church. The artifact consists of patches of historic designs, Armenian symbols, and faces of famous victims of the Genocide. The committee wishes to inscribe more to the current inscription; related to the United Nation's declaration and resolution on the genocide, (re: www.un.org/depts/dhl/resguide/resins.htm) Other options include suitable short quotes from historic documents. They would like to add these quotes to the poetic works from famous Armenian poets, which are being carved on the monument in both Armenian and English.
History of Ownership:Owned by St. Mary's Armenian Apostolic Church of Glendale.

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