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On this site in Federal Hall

 
 
On this site in Federal Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 3, 2009
1. On this site in Federal Hall Marker
Inscription.
On this site in Federal Hall
April 30, 1789 George Washington took the Oath as the First President of the United States of America.

Front of Monument:
George Washington
Born February 22, 1732
Westmorland Co. Virginia U.S.A.

Side of Monument:
Erected by voluntary subscription under the auspices of the Chamber of Commerce of the State of New York November 26, 1883

 
Erected 1883 by New York State Chamber of Commerce.
 
Location. 40° 42.427′ N, 74° 0.626′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is at the intersection of Wall Street and Broad Street, on the left when traveling east on Wall Street. Click for map. Marker is in front of Federal Hall. Marker is at or near this postal address: 26 Wall Street, New York NY 10005, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ohio Company of Associates (a few steps from this marker); City Hall to U.S.Capitol / Money Men / Nassau Changes Scale (a few steps from this marker); J.P. Morgan Building (a few steps from this marker); J. P. Morgan (within shouting
Marker at Federal Hall image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 5, 2008
2. Marker at Federal Hall
distance of this marker); 1 Wall Street / 14 Wall Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Federal Hall National Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Federal Hall National Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Let Freedom Ring (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in New York.
 
Also see . . .
1. Federal Hall. National Park Service website. (Submitted on November 21, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. Federal Hall. Earliest Continental Congress; Washington Inauguration; Home of the Bill of Rights. New York Freedom Trail website. (Submitted on November 21, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

3. Wikipedia Entry. “Upon his arrival at Federal Hall, Washington was formally introduced to the House and Senate in the then Senate chamber, after which already sworn-in Vice President John Adams announced it time for the inauguration. Washington moved to the second-floor balcony where he took the presidential oath of office, administered by Chancellor of New York Robert Livingston
Statue of George Washington image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 5, 2008
3. Statue of George Washington
This statue of George Washington stands at the location where he first took the Presidential Oath of Office on April 30, 1789.
in view of throngs of people gathered on the streets. The Bible used in the ceremony was from St. John’s Masonic Lodge No.1, and in haste it was randomly opened to Genesis 49:13. Livingston shouted ‘Long live George Washington, President of the United States!’ to the crowd, which was replied to with cheers and a 13 gun salute.” (Submitted on April 29, 2012.) 
 
Categories. Notable BuildingsNotable Events
 
Front of Washington Statue image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 5, 2008
4. Front of Washington Statue
Side of Washington Statue image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 5, 2008
5. Side of Washington Statue
Washington at Valley Forge image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 5, 2008
6. Washington at Valley Forge
This plaque is in front of Federal Hall, near the marker.
Presented by LaFayette Post No. 140 – Department of New York – G.A.R.
February 22nd, 1907
Washington at Valley Forge Plaque at Federal Hall image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 5, 2008
7. Washington at Valley Forge Plaque at Federal Hall
The marker and Washington Statue can be seen in this photo to the left of the plaque.
Federal Hall image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 5, 2008
8. Federal Hall
This building was home to the first Supreme Court, executive offices and Congress of the United States, and later served as a Customs House. It still bears damage suffered when the nearby World Trade Center collapsed on September 11, 2001.
George Washington’s Inauguration, 1789 image. Click for full size.
By Ramon de Elorriaga (Oil Painting), circa 1899
9. George Washington’s Inauguration, 1789
Courtesy Wikipedia Commons.
Model of Federal Hall image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 5, 2008
10. Model of Federal Hall
This model, located inside of Federal Hall, shows what the building looked like when Washington took the Oath of Office on April 30, 1789.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 3,793 times since then and 53 times this year. This page was the Marker of the Week Photos:   1. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   9. submitted on .   10. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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