Federal Hall National Memorial in New York City, New York - Encircle Photos

9 Federal Hall National Memorial in New York City, New York

Visitors to Wall Street typically go to see the New York Stock Exchange. Sharing the corner is the Federal Hall National Memorial. This Greek Revival edifice was a custom house when it was built in 1842. It is now a national memorial. Several historic events occurred in the previous City Hall that was built in 1700. Here are the most famous moments: 1) The concept of freedom of the press was established in 1735. 2) The message to Britain of “no taxation without representation” was written in 1765. 3) The Congress of the Confederation met here until 1789. 4) In the same year, George Washington was inaugurated on the balcony as the first President of the United States.

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26 Wall St, New York, NY 10005

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