Vintage Photographs Showing the Short Lived Dewey Arch in Madison Square From 1899

Dewey Arch
Dewey Arch
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Dewey Arch was a fantastic arch built in 1899 in Madison Square for a grand parade in honor of Admiral George Dewey. So where is the arch now?

It was decided to build the arch and its colonnade in staff, a material that had been used for the temporary buildings of several World's Fairs. […] After the parade on September 30, 1899, the arch quickly began to deteriorate. An attempt to raise money to have the arch rebuilt with more durable materials failed, and thus the arch was demolished in 1900.

Luckily, we still have these vintage photos from 1899 and 1900 to check it out.

via Wikipedia

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