South Plaza, Hamilton Statue


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Alexander Hamilton Statue
Alexander Hamilton (1)

Alexander Hamilton was the first Secretary of the Treasury and in tribute, his statue graces the plaza of the south wing of the Treasury building. Hamilton served as Secretary under President George Washington.


Hamilton statue
Alexander Hamilton (2)

The statue of Alexander Hamilton by American sculptor James Earl Frazier was dedicated in 1923.


Hamilton statue
Alexander Hamilton (3)

In 1927, for the first time, the south wing of the Treasury building including the Alexander Hamilton statue appeared on the back of the $10.00 bill.


Hamilton statue dedication May 17, 1923
Alexander Hamilton Statue, Dedication Ceremony

On May 17, 1923, a statue to the first Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton, was dedicated on the south plaza of the Treasury building in a public ceremony.


National landmark,  October 10, 1972
Treasury Building a National Historical Landmark

The south plaza, with the statue of Alexander Hamilton looking over the ceremony, was the location of the dedication ceremony when the Treasury building was designated a National Historic Landmark on October 10, 1972.