Washington Square Arch
Washington Square Arch - United States
Washington Square Arch is located in Greenwich,New York.
Washington Square Arch monument was established on 1895.
Primary threats to Washington Square Arch :
An open space with a tradition of nonconformity, the park's fountain area has long been one of the city's popular spots for residents and tourists. Most of the buildings surrounding the park now belong to New York University.
Historical facts of Washington Square Arch :
The land is to be here was divided by a narrow marshy valley through which Minetta Creekran. In the early 1600s, a Native American village is known as Sapokanikan or "Tobacco Field." It was nearby. They also owned the land known now as Washington Square Park before the Dutch attacked to them. By the mid 1600s, the land on each side of the Minetta was used as farm land by the Dutch. The Dutch gave the land to the slaves as a reward for protecting the area from attacks of the Native Americans, these are freeing the slaves. It existed in the possession of African Americans from 1643-1664Inspired by Roman triumphal arches, this structure was erected in 1889 to celebrate the centennial of George Washington's inauguration. It was replaced an arch on near the site which was a temporary structure made of wood and stucco. Having met with popular approval, Mckim Mead & White original design was rebuilt in marble in 1891. Decorated with sculptures of Washington in both his civilian and military guises by Alexander Stirling Calder and Herman MacNeil, this arch became the symbol of a new America devoted in to the arts. In the first decades of the 20th century, the West Village became an increasingly bohemian neighborhood, and the arch became a site of the artistic and social rebellion. Cars no longer pass under the arch as they once did the Arch remains one of the Village important urban landmarks.