Proceedings of the Convention at Which the American Federation of Arts Was Formed; Held at Washington, D. C., May 11th, 12th and 13th, 1909
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1909 edition. Excerpt: ...200 submissions, having an approximate value of $30,000,000. Now in regard to the power of the Commission. Its decisions have always been final. I want to say a word in regard to the manner in which the Commissioners perform their functions, as I have often heard it said that their action is merely perfunctory. This is a totally erroneous notion. Not only are designs given careful consideration before action is taken but when necessary the sites of the proposed structure or monuments are visited by the Committee and carefully studied with the designs before them. It frequently happens that the Commission goes out, spending many hours visiting sites and carefully studying the whole question as to the fitness of the proposed structure for the intended location. If you will look at our report for 1907 you will see there in illustrated form what the Commission has actually accomplished in a few instances. Take the matter of drinking fountains, those horrible things that have been scattered through the United States, made of cast iron without form or void, by different iron works. To have sounded the death knell of cast iron drinking fountains in New York City is no small accomplishment. Only once, I think, during the past year have we had an iron drinking fountain submitted, and that after an improved design. Now in place of these, there are being put up all over the city beautiful bronze fountains, or if just a trough is wanted, a very beautiful and simple granite trough. I think I may say that the Commission has won the sympathy and co-operation of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, which is the chief organization in putting up drinking fountains for horses. Now, in closing, let me mention two or three directions in which...
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