Source: New York Times
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “Bust of Mr. McKinley”
City of publication: New York, New York
Date of publication: 27 October 1901
Volume number: 51
Issue number: 16163
|“Bust of Mr. McKinley.” New York Times 27 Oct. 1901 v51n16163: part 1, p. 5.|
|Philip Martiny; McKinley memorialization; McKinley memorial (Rockville Centre, NY).|
|Charles W. Hayes; William McKinley; Philip Martiny [misspelled once below].|
Bust of Mr. McKinley
Public Meeting at Rockville Centre, L. I., to Consider It.
ROCKVILLE CENTRE, L. I., Oct. 26.—A public meeting
was held here last night to consider the offer of Philip J. Mertiny, the sculptor,
to present to the village a bust of President McKinley, provided a suitable
site was secured and funds raised for the erection of a proper pedestal. Mr.
Martiny gave a description of the proposed monument, and said that it would
cost about $1,200 to erect a suitable pedestal and improve the site by planting
trees, evergreens, flowers, and shrubbery about its border.
The bust will be three feet high, the shaft ten feet, and the steps and elevation two feet. Former Village President Charles W. Hayes has offered a site for the monument at the junction of Jamaica and Lincoln Avenues. A committee of thirty-two was appointed to select a site, solicit subscriptions, and have general charge of the work.