History
Learn about the history of the New York Fed and central banking in the United States through articles, speeches and photos.

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Founding of the Fed
Traces the earliest attempts at central banking in United States to the creation of the New York Fed in 1914 and beyond.

About the Building
Learn about the 22-floor, limestone and sandstone headquarters of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

Gold Vault
Gold custody is one of several financial services the Federal Reserve Bank of New York provides to central banks, governments and official international organizations on behalf of the Federal Reserve System. Learn about the New York Fed's gold vault.

From the Archives

Speeches by Former Presidents
Traces the earliest attempts at central banking in United States to the creation of the New York Fed in 1914 and beyond.

About the Archives
We identify, preserve and make available institutional records that document the history of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
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Fed Fact
The New York Fed's main building was modeled after an Italian Renaissance palace. The fortress-like structure symbolizes security and stability.
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