I always like to keep up with new developments when it comes to historical landmarks in New York City. There are many groups and interested individuals, myself included who work hard to maintain the cultural integrity of the city. This is an interesting update written by Geoffrey Montes, featured recently in Architectural Digest about Grand Federal Hall.
With a handsome Greek Revival façade, deep historic roots, and a coveted Wall Street address, New York’s Federal Hall National Memorial is one of the city’s most significant landmarks, though perhaps one of its least well-known. Built in 1842, the collonaded edifice replaced the site’s original 18th-century government building, which hosted the first session of the U.S. Congress as well as George Washington’s 1789 inauguration. A bronze statue commemorating the latter event, designed by John Quincy Adams Ward, stands on the front steps of the current structure, which initially served as a customs house. In recent years it has been a free museum dedicated to President Washington and historic events that happened at the site.