Federal Hall, 1789
Federal Hall, located at 26 Wall Street in New York City, was the first capitol of the United States of America and the site of George Washington’s first inauguration in 1789. It is also the place where the United States Bill of Rights was passed. The original building was demolished in the nineteenth century and replaced by the current structure.
KeywordsGeorge Washington inauguration, federal hall new york city, first capitol of the united states of america
Benson John Lossing, ed. Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (vol. 10) (New York, NY: Harper and Brothers, 1912)