The Beaux Arts style of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Customs House is impressive. The main architect was Minnesota native Cass Gilbert. This prolific architect designed a long list of wonderful buildings, state capitols and museums. The four sculptures in front were created in 1907 by Daniel Chester French. He is famous for sculpting Abraham Lincoln inside of the Lincoln Memorial. The statues are called “The Continents.” They represent Africa, Europe, Asia and this one is America. Audrey Munson, the famous model for so many statues in NYC, posed for the woman. This building now houses the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian.