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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.

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