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Trenton in Mercer County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Washington’s Triumphal Arch

 
 
Washington’s Triumphal Arch Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, November 2007
1. Washington’s Triumphal Arch Marker
Inscription. At the bridge over the Assunpink Creek on April 21, 1789, the citizens of Trenton honored George Washington as he passed through a triumphal arch on his way to New York City to be inaugurated President of the United States.
 
Erected 1989 by Kiwanis Club of Trenton.
 
Location. 40° 13.105′ N, 74° 45.842′ W. Marker is in Trenton, New Jersey, in Mercer County. Marker is at the intersection of South Broad Street and Lafayette Street, on the right when traveling north on South Broad Street. Click for map. On a low retaining wall next to a bridge across the Assunpink Creek. Opposite where Lafayette Street meets South Broad Street. Marker is in this post office area: Trenton NJ 08608, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mahlon Stacy’s Grist Mill (within shouting distance of this marker); The Second Battle of Trenton (within shouting distance of this marker); Taylor Opera House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); In Loving Memory of Fire Fighters (about 600 feet away); The Alexander Douglass House (about 700 feet away); Douglass House
Washington’s Triumphal Arch Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, December 29, 2012
2. Washington’s Triumphal Arch Marker
(about 700 feet away but has been reported missing); Old City Hall (about 700 feet away); Mill Hill Historic District (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Trenton.
 
Regarding Washington’s Triumphal Arch. There are many images of this event. Among the most prominent is a large mural by N.C. Wyeth which hangs in the lobby of the Wachovia Bank on the corner of West State and South Warren Streets.
Two pieces of the original arch still exist, one in the Old Barracks Museum and the other in the Trentoniana Room of the Trenton Public Library.
 
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Washington’s Triumphal Arch Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, April 12, 1999
3. Washington’s Triumphal Arch Marker
This is the piece of the original arch in the Trentoniana Room of the Trenton Public Library. image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, December 2007
4. This is the piece of the original arch in the Trentoniana Room of the Trenton Public Library.
This is the N.C. Wyeth mural of Washington being greeted by the 'ladies of Trenton' under the arch. image. Click for full size.
By Gary Nigh, December 2004
5. This is the N.C. Wyeth mural of Washington being greeted by the 'ladies of Trenton' under the arch.
 
 
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