Welcome to the online home of the Treasury Historical Association (THA). We celebrate and share the over 225 years of US Treasury history and work toward the restoration of the Treasury Building in downtown Washington, DC to its historic beauty. Please browse through this website to learn more about the history of the Treasury and the THA. Thank you for visiting.
|Fortress of Finance: The United States Treasury Building, the Treasury Historical Association’s book on the history of the Treasury Building and the predecessor Treasury Office is the result of over eight years of research. It presents a captivating account of the construction of our National Historic Landmark and its unique architectural features that have made it one of Washington, DC’s most magnificent structures.
The book includes an appendix with a summary of histories of the Treasury’s current bureaus and those now in other departments and agencies.
|Restoration Project: The West Wing Staircase Balustrade and Stonework Restoration
In 1869 Supervising Architect of the Treasury Alfred B. Mullett retrofitted his predecessor’s design of the Treasury Building’s West Wing by adding an ornate triple-skylight dome and extending the two majestic, sweeping spiral staircases that rise from the lobby up to the fifth floor of the building. As early as 1895, elevators were installed in the West Wing, damaging the staircases. The elevators were removed in 2004, and since 2011 the THA has been working to restore the staircases to their original condition.