Visit Your Local PBS Station PBS Home PBS Home Programs A-Z TV Schedules Watch Video Donate Shop PBS Search PBS
Rollover text informationAmerican Experience Logo
Murder of the Century
The Film & More
Special Features
Primary Sources
Teacher's Guide

spacer above content
Gallery: Stanford White's Manhattan previous 9 of 9

Washington Square Arch

Washington Square Arch
Location: Fifth Avenue and Waverly Place, Washington Square Park
Date built: 1895

Stanford White's marble arch, a fixture of Greenwich Village, was designed to commemorate the centennial of George Washington's inauguration in 1889. The original, a temporary wooden arch, was so popular that it was soon rebuilt in marble. Until 1971, cars were permitted to drive through the arch.

previous | return to gallery index

Site Navigation

Murder of the Century Home | The Film & More | Special Features | Primary Sources
Gallery | Teacher's Guide

American Experience | Feedback | Search | Shop | Subscribe | Web Credits

© New content 1999-2003 PBS Online / WGBH

Exclusive Corporate Funding is provided by: