Roseland Cottage

Washington’s Centennial Commemorated

Clarence Bowen, Lucy’s and Henry’s son, was on the commission to commemorate the 100th anniversary of George Washington’s inauguration in April 1889. He writes that he does ”nothing else, morning, noon, night, Sundays and Holidays,” and that he is keeping three stenographers busy. Clarence also collected funds to build a temporary arch. The arch was so popular that a permanent arch was built, now a landmark in Washington Square, Greenwich Village, New York City.