Custom House, Wall and Nassau Streets - 1847


The Custom House, New York. Estimated year by Frank Weitenkampf (1866-1962): 1847. Lithographed and published by Nathaniel Currier, NYC. Source: New York Public Library.

This historic Greek revival building, located on Wall Street, corner of Nassau Street, was constructed, between 1833 and 1842, for the Custom House. In 1862, it housed the U.S. Sub-Treasury. In 1883, the life-size bronze statue of George Washington, by the sculptor John Quincy Adams Ward, was dedicated. It was designated the Federal Hall Memorial National Historic Site in 1939. The old Federal Hall, where George Washington was inaugurated on April 30, 1789, was demolished in 1812.


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