Saturday, August 13, 2005

Washington Square Park

Taken from the Footprint Guide website:

The 77-foot-high Washington Square Arch was built to honour George Washington in 1889 and redesigned in marble in 1891 by Stanford White (the man responsible for building much of New York at the turn of the 19th century). Herman Melville, Mark Twain, Henry James and Edgar Allen Poe are a few of the famed literary characters who lived in the houses around the square.

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