Manhattan in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
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 ]
Dedicated May 4, 1895
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
Location. 40° 43.875′ N, 73° 59.826′ W. Marker is in Manhattan, New York, in New York County. Marker is at the intersection of Washington Square N and 5th Avenue, on the left when traveling 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 Manhattan.
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.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on February 1, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 31, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 466 times since then and 26 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.