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Fountain to Titanic Victims to be Erected Near White House
WASHINGTON, Oct. 23---Plans will be completed in the near futurefor the dedication of a fountain erected south of the White House inhonor of the memories of Major Archibald W. Butt, former White Housemilitary attaché, and Francis D. Millet, painter and author, wholost their lives in the Titanic disaster early in 1912. Announcement ofthe completion of the fountain was made to-day. Former President Taftis Chairman of the committee which raised the fund for the erection.

The fountain is small but artistic. It includes a large bowl ofTennessee marble, from the centre of which rises a shaft to the heightof 12 feet. The water is thrown aloft from four globes brimming overthe sides of the bowl in a cascade.


Mark Baber, USA


Encyclopedia Titanica (2005) FOR BUTT-MILLET MEMORIAL (1) (New York Times, Friday 24th October 1913, ref: #4887, published 9 November 2005, generated 19th October 2021 12:20:21 PM); URL : https://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/fountain-plans.html