Overall: 20 1/2 x 6 x 5 3/4 in. ( 52.1 x 15.2 x 14.6 cm )
written: paper tag on base; "Balustrade from the Washington/ memorial Arch erected April 1889,/ Fifth Ave & Washington Square/ presented by Miss Alice king/ Oct. 16th 1889"
Turned wooden baluster (probably pine) with coat of tan paint, from the Washington Memorial Arch errected in 1889 in Washington Square, NYC. The temporary wooden arch was replaced by a marble arch designed by Stanford White in 1895.
Gift of Alice King
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