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Identification:

Preferred Structure Name:
Titanic Memorial - Res. 717
Structure Number:
71710001
Other Structure Name(s):
 
Other Structure Name(s)
No records.
Park:
National Mall & Memorial Parks
Historic District:
 
Historic District
1. 
L'Enfant Plan for District of Columbia
Structure State:
District of Columbia
Structure County:
Washington
Region:
National Capital
Administrative Unit:
National Mall & Memorial Parks
LCS ID:
006449
 
Historical Significance:

National Register Status:
Entered - Documented
National Register Date:
04/24/1997
National Historic Landmark?:
No
Significance Level:
National
Short Significance Description:
This structure is a memorial to the men who perished in the sinking of the Titanic while saving lives of women and children. It was authorized by Congress under an Act approved March 3, 1917 (39 Stat. 1046).
Long Significance Description:
This structure is a memorial to the men who perished in the sinking of the Titanic while saving lives of women and children. It was authorized by Congress under an Act approved March 3, 1917 (39 Stat. 1046).
 
Construction Period:

Construction Period:
Historic
Chronology:
 
Physical Event
Begin Year
Begin Year CE/BCE
End Year
End Year CE/BCE
Designer
Designer Occupation
1. 
Built
1930
CE
1931
CE
Whitney, Harry Payne
Sculptor
2. 
Moved
1968
CE
1968
CE

Other
 
Function and Use:

Primary Historic Function:
Outdoor Sculpture (Statuary)
Primary Current Use:
Outdoor Sculpture (Statuary)
Structure Contains Museum Collections?:
No
Other Functions or Uses:
 
Other Function(s) or Use(s)
Historic or Current
No records.
 
Physical Description:

Structure Type:
Outdoor Sculpture
Volume:
1 - 2,000 cubic feet
Material(s):
 
Structural Component(s)
Material(s)
1. 
Superstructure
Granite
2. 
Substructure
Concrete
Short Physical Description:
The memorial depicts a male figure facing northwest , his outstretched arms in the form of a cross. Constructed of pink granite, it has a semi-circular platform with dolphins on the bench sides. The structure was erected at a cost of $60,000.
Long Physical Description:
The memorial depicts a male figure facing northwest, his outstretched arms in the form of a cross. Constructed of pink granite, it has a semi-circular platform with dolphins on the bench sides. The structure was erected at a cost of $60,000.

In 1968, the Titanic Memorial was moved from its original location for the construction of the Kennedy Center.