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Custom House

Custom House
Shortly after the British were defeated in 1783, New York City here became the temporary capital of the new United States of America. It was known at that time that George Washington was considering what should be the permanent capital. To help convince him to pick New York City, they started construction right here at the grand Government Building. But even before they could finish construction, Congress had chosen Philadelphia to be the capital, and of course it moved onto Washington later. As for the grand Government House, well that was demolished some 25 years later. And today in its place, we have the Customs Building built in 1907.
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