Written by Joseph Ditta, Reference Librarian.
In honor of Presidents’ Day, come with us back to 1889, when the celebrations marking the centennial of George Washington's inauguration as first president of the United States were in full swing. Perhaps the most impressive manifestation of New York's pride of place as the location for that memorable event was the triumphal arch the City erected across the foot of Fifth Avenue, just north of Washington Square. Designed by...Read More
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