Washington Square and Arch - 1953


Photograph shows Washington Square Arch at Washington Square Park in Greenwich Village, Lower Manhattan, New York City. Photo by Angelo Rizzuto (1906-1967), taken from Fifth Avenue, looking south and dated October 1953. The Fountain in background is visible through arch. Source: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.

The Arch was erected between 1890 and 1892 as a memorial for the centenary of the first president’s inauguration, George Washington.

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