Trenton in Mercer County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Washington’s Triumphal Arch
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. Touch 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 Gristmill (within shouting 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 (was about 700 feet away but has been reported missing. ); Old City Hall (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map 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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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 27, 2007, by Gary Nigh of Trenton, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,517 times since then. Photos: 1. submitted on November 27, 2007, by Gary Nigh of Trenton, New Jersey. 2. submitted on December 29, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. 3. submitted on November 27, 2007, by Gary Nigh of Trenton, New Jersey. 4. submitted on December 11, 2007, by Gary Nigh of Trenton, New Jersey. 5. submitted on November 29, 2007, by Gary Nigh of Trenton, New Jersey. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.