Maxey-Dunn Monument at Knoxville

Issue 22 and Volume 56.

Maxey-Dunn Monument at Knoxville The firemen’s monument and public drinking fountain at Knoxville, Tenn., which was erected in 1905 by popular subscription in honor of the memory of Captain M. F. Maxey and John J. Dunn, an ex-fireman, who lost their lives in the Ross building fire on Gay street, on February 2, 1904, was removed by firemen last week from the court house to Emery Park, so that it can be better cared for by the firemen attached to Engine No. 3, near its new location. The monument was neglected in its former location. The monument is known as the “Maxey-Dunn” memorial, and bears an inscription on it reciting the manner in which they lost their lives. It is a bronze figure of a fireman holding a child, mounted on a base of Tennessee marble, and the drinking fountains are cut into the marble. Chief Boyd and the firemen…

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