George Washington is a large bronze sculpture of George Washington by John Quincy Adams Ward (no relation to John Quincy Adams) installed on the front steps of Federal Hall National Memorial on Wall Street in New York City.
The statue was unveiled in 1883 to commemorate the first inauguration of George Washington. In 1789, Federal Hall, which served as the capitol building of the United States, stood on the site, and Washington took the oath of office on the balcony of that building, approximately where the statue now stands.
The original building on this site hosted the 1st Congress and was the place where George Washington was sworn in as the first President of the United States. It was demolished in 1812. The building behind the statue was built in 1842.