: Dated to the 1890s, this is a circular issued by the Drinking Fountain Committee of the Cleveland Christian Endeavor Union asking for monetary contributions to erect water fountains in Cleveland, Ohio, to encourage temperance. The circular includes a drawing of a fountain structure by I.T. Frary. Born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1873, Ihna Thayer Frary was a prominent American art and architecture scholar, whose primary interest was the architectural heritage of the region of northeastern Ohio known as the Western Reserve. In addition to serving as publicity and membership secretary of the Cleveland Museum of Art, he was a professor of Ohio and American architecture at the Cleveland Institute of Art and Western Reserve University’s School of Architecture. Over the course of his career, Frary was a design consultant for private clients and designed furniture, and was an active member of several prominent arts councils in the Cleveland area. View on Ohio Memory.
: VFM3424 Subjects
: Cleveland (Ohio); Public health; Water; Temperance--History Places
: Cleveland (Ohio); Cuyahoga County (Ohio)