Victory Arches in the United States
The most famous victory arch in the world is the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, France that was built to commemorate the soldiers who fought for France particularly during Napoleonic times. There are also victory arches in the United States that were built as memorials and monuments to honor those who fought for the country and to commemorate famous events. These are the landmark victory arches in the United States.
Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Arch in Brooklyn
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The Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Arch is located at the Grand Army Plaza at the entrance to Prospect Park in Brooklyn, New York. The Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Arch was built to be America's version of the Arc de Triomphe to honor the soldiers and sailors who served in the United States Armed Forces. The arch was designed by John H. Duncan who also designed Grants Tomb and the foundation was laid by William Tecumseh Sherman in 1889 and unveiled by President Grover Cleveland Alexander in 1892.
On the arch walls are statues of Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S. Grant astride horses and on top of the arch is a Quadriga victory statue with lady Columbia representing the United States leading a horse drawn chariot and statues on the sides depicting the spirits of the Army and Navy.
National Memorial Arch in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
The National Memorial Arch is located in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania and was built in 1910 by an act of Congress and is dedicated "to the officers and private soldiers of the Continental Army December 19, 1777 June 19, 1778". The National Memorial Arch was designed to resemble the Arch of Titus in Rome, Italy. The National Memorial Arch is located in the Valley Forge National Historic Park.
Newport News Victory Arch in Newport News. Virginia
The Newport News Victory Arch is located in Newport News, Virginia and was built in 1919 as a memorial to those who served in the United States Armed Forces during times of war especially WW I. The arch was rebuilt in 1962 and is located at 25th Street and West Avenue in Newport News.
Peace Arch in Blaine, Washington and Surrey, British Columbia
The Peace Arch is located right along the United States-Canada border between the towns of Blaine, Washington and Surrey, British Columbia. The Peace Arch was built in 1921 to commemorate the signing of the Treaty of Ghent which ended the War of 1812 and the peaceful relations between the United States and Canada. The Peace Arch is 67 feet tall and the site of an official border crossing between Blaine, Washington and Surrey, British Columbia.
Rosedale WW I Memorial Arch
The Rosedale WW I Memorial Arch is located on Mount Mary on the southern edge of Kansas City, Missouri in Rosedale and was built in 1924 to honor the men of Rosedale who fought in WW I. The Rosedale WW I Arch was fashioned after the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, France and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1977.
Washington Square Arch in Washington Square Park in New York
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The Washington Square Arch is located on the northern edge of Washington Square Park in Greenwich Village, Manhattan, New York. Originally built as a temporary wood and plaster arch to commemorate George Washington's inauguration as President in 1889 the original Washington Square Arch was replaced by a permanent marble arch in 1892.
The arch was designed by architect Stanford White and modeled on the Arc de Triomphe and stands 77 feet tall as a famous landmark in Washington Square Park.
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