If I want new shots on the blog, I can't take the same route home every day. I'll run out of things to photograph, and everyone in the blogosphere will know where I live.
So I meant to turn left and turned right instead. I parked when I saw what looked like a gravestone next to a condo building at a busy intersection. That's just not right.
But it isn't a grave. On City Hall's website, this marker is described thusly: "Granite Monument - Unknown who placed it or when it was erected." Very mysterious. Maybe "the mothers of the defenders of the flag" felt that was identification enough. We can narrow down the placement date to sometime after 1917 and before, say, 1945, or I daresay there'd be another date etched into the stone.
The Parkway, a cement footpath, starts at the southwest corner of Colorado and Orange Grove Blvds. and takes you to the Colorado Street Bridge. If you enlarge the photo below, you can see the globes of the Bridge lamps in the distance.