|photograph from the collection of the New York Public Library|
|the former Federal Hall - NYPL Collection|
|from the collection of the New York Public Library|
Before the end of the century it was also being used as The New York Sub-Ttreasury Building with gold and silver stored below street level in vaults. Here the Independent Treasury System was initiated in 1862 and in 1913 the Federal Reserve System was born. In 1907 the new US Customs House at the foot of Broadway, covering three city blocks, was completed and the Customs business left the Wall Street structure.