Overall: 20 1/2 x 6 x 5 3/4 in. ( 52.1 x 15.2 x 14.6 cm )
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
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"
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