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Washington Arch

 
 
Washington Arch (North View) image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 26, 2011
1. Washington Arch (North View)
Inscription.
[ North Inscription ]
To commemorate the one hundredth anniversary of the inauguration of George Washington as first President of the United States.

[ South Inscription ]
Let us raise a standard to which the wise and the honest can repair. The event is in the hand of God. * Washington

[ Lower Plaque ]
Washington Arch
Dedicated May 4, 1895
Restored 2004

Arch (1890-1892), Stanford White, Architect
Eagles (1892), Philip Martiny, Sculptor
Trophy Panels (1893), McKim, Mead & White, Architects
Spandrel figures of Peace, War, Fame, and Prosperity (1895)
Frederick William MacMonnies, Sculptor

East Pier, George Washington as Commander-in-Chief,
accompanied by Fame and Valor (1916)
Hermon Atkins MacNeil, Sculptor

West Pier, George Washington as President of the United States,
accompanied by Wisdom and Justice (1918)
Alexander Stirling Calde, Sculptor

Piccirilli Brothers, Principal Carvers

 
Erected 1895.
 
Location. 40° 43.875′ N, 73° 59.826′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is at the intersection of Washington Square N and 5th Avenue, on the left when traveling
Washington Arch (South View) image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 26, 2011
2. Washington Arch (South View)
west on Washington Square N. Touch for map. Marker is located at the 5th Avenue entrance to Washington Square Park. Marker is in this post office area: New York NY 10012, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bella Abzug (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cervantes (about 300 feet away); Edward I. Koch (about 300 feet away); Alexander Lyman Holley (about 300 feet away); No. 22 Washington Square North (about 400 feet away); Birthplace of Galo Plaza Lasso (about 500 feet away); Judson Memorial Church (about 500 feet away); Eleanor Roosevelt (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Also see . . .  Washington Square Arch. Information and picture of Washington Square Arch from New York Architecture website. (Submitted on March 31, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesPatriots & Patriotism
 
Washington Arch Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 26, 2011
3. Washington Arch Inscription
Washington Arch Lower Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 26, 2011
4. Washington Arch Lower Marker
East Washington Statue image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 26, 2011
5. East Washington Statue
George Washington is depicted here as Commander-in-Chief and is accompanied by Fame and Valor. This statue is made of marble and stands 16 feet high.
West Washington Statue image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 26, 2011
6. West Washington Statue
This statue shows George Washington as President of the United States and he is accompanied by Wisdom and Justice.
Washington Arch image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 26, 2011
7. Washington Arch
Washington Arch image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 26, 2011
8. Washington Arch
This photo of the Washington Arch was taken from inside Washington Square Park. The central fountain can be seen in the foreground.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 31, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 432 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on March 31, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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