Stanford White, principal of the architectural firm McKim, Mead, and White, designed many of the structures around Washington Square, including the Washington Square Arch, Judson Memorial Baptist Church, and the Paulette Goddard Hall. In 1895, he also drew plans for a proposed interior renovation intended to save the prestigious old University Building, one of the finest examples of Gothic Revival architecture, from demolition. Unfortunately, White's plans were not to be realized and in 1895, a new building was erected in its place. Now the Silver Center, that structure stands at the northeast corner of Washington Square.
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