3. Worth’s Obelisk Is One of Two Monuments In New York City That Double as a Mausoleum
In Madison Square North, you’ll see an obelisk that was established in 1857 right over General William Jenkins Worth’s tomb. Thus, the obelisk is actually one of two monuments in New York City that is also a mausoleum (the other being Grant’s Tomb on the Upper West Side).
Worth served in the Seminole Wars and the Mexican War (Worth Street in Manhattan is also named for him). In fact, the city designated the area around the obelisk as a kind of mini-park called “General Worth Square.”