Our neighborhood is chock full of history. As you walk through the area, there are historical buildings, monuments, and lots of new history in the making!
Ever wonder what the obelisk by the office is on the island between 24 and 25th street, at the cross section of Broadway and Fifth Avenue? (Picture above with 2-lovely tourists).
It’s part of the General William Jenkins Worth monument, erected in 1857.
General Worth is the reason for his namesake cities of Fort Worth, Texas, Lake Worth, Texas, Worth, Illinois, Worth County, Georgia, the Lake Worth Lagoon in Florida, the city of Lake Worth, Florida and our very own Worth Street in Manhattan.
The native New Yorker passed on May 17, 1849 in Texas and was taken to the little island, named Worth Square for burial in 1857.
NPR did a story on General Worth’s monument a few months ago and used some of our (VH International Business Solutions, Inc.) information, photos and videos as part of their story. Click here for details.
For more info:
Read the New York Times article on the internment of General Worth in Worth Square. Published November 26, 1857.
NYC Parks: General Worth Monument (And yes – you can see us in their website photo)
NYC Parks: Worth Square
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