8. Worth’s Obelisk is one of two monuments in New York City that double as a mausoleum
In Madison Square North, there is an obelisk that was established in 1857 over the tomb of General William Jenkins Worth. The obelisk is one of two monuments in New York City that is also a mausoleum, the other being Grant’s Tomb in Morningside Heights. James G. Batterson designed the granite obelisk, whose inscription outlines his military achievements.
Worth served in the Seminole Wars and the Mexican-American War, also inspiring the name Worth Street in Manhattan. He succumbed to cholera in 1849. The city designated the area around the obelisk as a mini-park called “General Worth Square.”