Interior of Alexander Hamilton Customs House with Staircase, by Tinsley, Jeffrey Wayne 1947-2017, 1991, Smithsonian Archives - History Div, Interior of the George Gustav Heye Center of the National Museum of the American Indian in the Alexander Hamilton Customs House in New York City prior to its renovation. This view shows a hallway leading to a curved staircase. The George Gustav Heye Center of the National Museum of the American Indian opened October 30, 1994. The 1907 Customs House is a Beaux Arts building designed by architect Cass Gilbert..