23 August 2015

NYC #42: Washington Irving, Gramercy Park, Manhattan

The bust of Washington Irving outside Washington Irving High School on the corner of Irving Place and 17th Street, Manhattan.

Across the street, this plaque includes images from Bracebridge Hall, 'Rip Van Winkle', and of Ichabod Crane from 'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow'. The sign reads 'This house was once the home of Washington Irving', along with 'New Amsterdam 1783' (Irving's birth) and 'Tarry Town 1859' (his death) at the bottom left-hand and right-hand corners respectively.

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