Crossing Paths in Washington Square
Portrays Washington Square in 1913: wealthy townhouse residents; Italian working class; artists and writers; gays and lesbians beginning to build a community in Greenwich Village; Jewish immigrants still affected by the Triangle Factory fire of 1911; and remnants of the African American community, most of whom had already relocated uptown to Harlem. The disparate Village residents and visitors converged in the park, sharing the greenery and fountain during long hot summers.
Created by barbarakahn
155 First Ave.
New York, NY 10009