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Washington Arch

In 1889, to celebrate the centennial of Washington's inauguration as president, a large plaster and wood memorial arch was erected over 5th Avenue. The temporary arch was so popular that in 1892 a permanent marble arch, designed by New York architect Stanford White, was erected, standing 77 feet (23 m) inside what is today Washington Square Park.


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  1. # Blogger donna baker

    I always love the photos, but especially nice is you take time to teach us the history too - a real renaissance man Cedric.  

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