Worth Monument and Flatiron Building - 1905


View looking south from W 25th Street down Broadway and Fifth Avenue to the Flatiron Building (also known as Fuller Building, completed in June, 1902), undated (ca. 1905). Worth Monument in foreground. Source: New-York Historical Society.

Worth Square, at the junction of Fifth Avenue and Broadway, has served as a memorial and burial site of General William Jenkins Worth (1794-1849). Madison Square Park, created in 1847, is to the left. Fifth Avenue Hotel, opened in 1859, is on the right.

Worth Monument is the second oldest monument in New York (the oldest is the 1856 George Washington monument at Union Square). It is also one of the two New York monuments that also serves as a mausoleum, the other is Grant’s Tomb.



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