History & Heritage

V.I.A. Fountain

Property Details

Located in the east quadrant of Center Square, the fountain was erected by the Village Improvement Association in 1911 as a community amenity. The Association was organized in 1904 “with the object of promoting by every available means the newness, order, beauty, and sanitary condition and improvement of the town.” This object consists of two principal nits: (1) a pedimented top unit with a smooth-dressed vertical face and rock-faced sides, bearing the chiseled inscription, “V.I.A. Milford 1911” on the front and (2) a concave drinking fountain projecting parallel to the top unit. (1911)

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