U.S. Sub-Treasury Building - 1913


The U.S. Sub-Treasury building on June 13, 1913. It occupies one of the most historic locations in New York, in the heart of New York's Financial District. Source: Frank Cousins Collection / NYC Public Design Commission.

This historic Greek revival building was constructed, between 1833 and 1842, for the Custom House. It is situated on Wall Street, corner of Nassau Street. 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. On April 30, 1789, George Washington was inaugurated here as the first President of the U.S.A. in the former Federal Hall, the remodeled New York City Hall.

In 1790, the U.S. capital was transferred to Philadelphia and the building became the city government until 1812, when the new City Hall was opened. The old Federal Hall was demolished in 1812. In 1939, the present building was designated the Federal Hall Memorial National Historic Site.


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