Worth Square lies just west of Madison Square Park, and features decorative planters, cafe-style seating, and a 51-foot tall monument that marks the grave of General William Jenkins Worth.
The Worth Monument is the second-oldest in New York City--only the 1856 George Washington equestrian monument at the southern end of Union Square is older. Designed by James Goodwin Batterson, the monument’s central decorative bands are inscribed with battle sites significant in Worth’s career and attached to its front is a bronze equestrian relief of Worth. The four corner granite piers once held decorative lampposts, but they now support an elaborate ornamental cast-iron fence whose pickets are replicas of Worth’s Congressional Sword of Honor.
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