Washington Square Park
5 Ave, Waverly Pl., W. 4 St. and Macdougal St.
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A marsh. A cemetery. A parade ground. A gathering spot for avant-garde artists. A battleground for chess enthusiasts. A playground for canines and children. Washington Square Park has served various roles for its community throughout the years, adapting to meet its needs. Well-known for its arch, honoring George Washington, the man for whom the park is named, and its fountain, the arch's elder by 43 years and a popular meeting spot, Washington Square Park also houses several other monuments and facilities.
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The marble Washington Square Arch was designed by Stanford White and dedicated in 1895.
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- Alexander Lyman Holley Monument
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- Giuseppe Garibaldi Monument
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