Custom House, Wall Street from Broad Street - 1845

The Custom House, Wall Street viewed from Broad Street. Views in New York by Robert Kerr, architect. Copyright 1845. Source: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.

The neoclassical Custom House was erected between 1833 and 1842 on the site of the old Federal Hall, where George Washington was inaugurated as the first President of the United States. In 1862, the building housed the US Sub-Treasury. In 1883, the life-size bronze statue of George Washington, by the sculptor John Quincy Adams Ward, was unveiled on its steps. In 1939, the building was designated as the Federal Hall Memorial National Historic Site.

Broad Street is one of the oldest streets in New York City. It runs from Wall Street to the East River.


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Copyright © Geographic Guide - 19th Century NYC. Manhattan.


Custom House, Wall Street from Broad Street - 1845


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