U.S. Custom House (former) Improvements – New York NY

Description

The Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House was constructed in 1902-1907. In the 1930s and early 1940s, federal funding was used to make several improvements to the building, including the addition of a copper apron to the dome in 1933; improvements to the elevators in 1937; and the installation of revolving doors at the Bowling Green entrance in 1941.

The building now serves as the New York branch of the National Museum of the American Indian, a part of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.

Source notes

GSA Historic Building Database

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on October 1, 2013.

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Location Info


1 Bowling Green
New York, NY 10004

Coordinates: 40.7045191, -74.01412629999999

2 comments on “U.S. Custom House (former) Improvements – New York NY

  1. Marcos Baer

    Were the Reginald Marsh murals also financed by the New Deal?

  2. Yes, the Reginald Marsh murals at the Custom House were financed by a program under the New Deal called the Treasury Relief Art Project.

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