The Isidor and Ida Straus Memorial in Straus Park will be dedicated tomorrow afternoon with impressive ceremonies. The beautiful granite and bronze fountain, which form [sic] the memorial, stand on a line with 106th Street the northern boundary of the Park formed where Broadway crosses West End Avenue. For many years this square, was known as Bloomingdale Park. After the Titanic disaster, in which Mr. and Mrs. Straus lost their lives, the Board of Aldermen changed the name to Straus Park.
Overlooking this little park Mr. and Mrs. Straus lived for many years in a home which has now given way to a large apartment house.
The arrangements for the dedication tomorrow were made by the following committee:
Cyrus Adler, Karl Bitter, John H. Finley, Samuel Greenbaum, Adolph Lewisohn, Seth Low, Louis Marshall, William G. McAdoo, Adolph S. Ochs, George Foster Peabody, Herman Sieleken, William A. Simonson, Louis Stern, Charles B. Stover, Felix M. Warburg, Cabot Ward, C. B. Webster, Jacob H. Schiff, ex-officio.
The ceremonies will begin at 4:30 o'clock and addresses will be made by Mayor Mitchel, ex-Mayor Seth Low, Cabot Ward, Commissioner of Parks, and Supreme Court Justice Greenbaum, who will preside. If the weather should prove inclement the exercises will take place in Public School 54 at the corner of Amsterdam Avenue and 104th Street.
The memorial to Mr. and Mrs. Straus, which is one of the most beautiful monuments of its kind in the country, was erected through the efforts of the following Permanent Fund Memorial Committee, formed shortly after the Titanic disaster: Dr. Cyrus Adler, E. C. Benedict, Dr. Joseph D. Bryant, Louis J. Chamansky, John Claflin, Benjamin Conroy, Robert W. de Forest, Dr. John H. Finley, Philip J. Goodhart, Samuel Greenbaum, Henry Hentz, A. Augustus Healy, A. Barton Hepburn, Mrs. E. D. Jones, Francis L. Leland, Adolph Lewisohn, Hon. Seth Low, Wallace McFarlane, Louis Marshall, William McAdoo, John J. Miller, Nathaniel Myers, Adolph S. Ochs, George Foster Peabody, Leopold Plaut, Jacob H. Schiff, Isaac N. Seligman, Herman Siegel, Herman Sieleken, William A. Soimonson, Louis Stern, Hon. Mayer Sulzberger, Felix M. Warburg, William Woodward, C. B. Webster.
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