August 28, 2012
Worth Square Beautification
The Tiffany & Co Foundation has provided a $25,000 grant to support the revitalization of Worth Square in the NoMad District. Tiffany & Co, who have their corporate office in the NoMad District, are a great example of a local business giving back to the community.
Worth Square (right next to Madison Square Park) marks the grave of General William Jenkins Worth. General Worth was born into a Quaker family in Hudson, New York in 1794. He first saw action in the War of 1812. He also served as a Commandant of Cadets at West Point. In addition, the General fought many battles on the Texas frontier and in Mexico. General Worth died of cholera in Texas in 1849. His name lives on in Texas, with Fort Worth being named after him.
The Worth monument in the NoMad District is the second oldest monument in New York. The oldest monument in NYC is of George Washington. The renovation will probably include the removal of the old structure at the north end of the square.
Worth Square is between Broadway and 5th Ave at W. 24th St. and W. 25th St.