The Triantafillu Fountain

This landmark fountain, located in Tibbits Park at the corner of Main Street and North Broadway, was designed by White Plains Beautification Foundation Advisor Len Salvador and constructed by Al Doria of Doria Contractors. Donations were made by many individuals and firms listed on a plaque next to the fountain. A substantial portion of the cost was contributed by the Harry D. Triantafillu family.

Harry D. Triantafillu, a White Plains resident for many years, was an inventor, businessman and philanthropist. He invented Blue Coral, a treatment product used to clean, polish and protect auto and boat exteriors. He spent many years developing and perfecting his formula for the product on nights and weekends in White Plains where Mr. and Mrs. Triantafillu lived most of their lives.

The final $14,000 needed to complete this major project was provided by Lila Acheson Wallace, co-founder of The Reader’s Digest, and a long time supporter of White Plains Beautification Foundation’s Adopt-A-Park Program.

After five years of fundraising, the fountain was dedicated in the spring of 1978.

At holiday time the fountain can be fitted and converted into a tree stand for the city’s holiday tree.