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Exterior view of the Custom House, Boston, Mass., 1:30 PM

Description

An exterior view of the front façade of the Greek Revival United States Customhouse in Boston. Ammi Burnham Young designed the building, whose construction was completed in 1849. Doric columns support the pediment above the sweeping entrance steps. Part of the ribbed saucer dome can be seen. The cobblestone street in front of the Customhouse is deserted. Two men sit against the wall of the structure next to the entrance to several agencies, including the office of the superintendent of warehouses.

Details

Collection Name
General photographic collection
Collection Code
PC001
Date Notes
16 November 1884
Physical Description
1 copy print
Collection Type
Photographs
Description Level
Item
Additional Identification Number
DigitalID: 000491
AccessID: 668
Other identifier: HNEDID-000491
GUSN
195334
Reference Code
PC001.02.01.USMA.0340.3200.002

Record details

Other People
Young, Ammi B., 1798-1874
Other Organizations
United States. Bureau of Customs
Descriptive Terms
Doric (architectural style)
Greek Revival
cobble
customhouses
exterior views
government
public buildings
saucer domes
wet collodion negatives
Material Type
copy prints
photographs
Subjects
Architectural photography
Custom House Street (Boston, Mass.)
cobblestone roads
Places
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Places (Buildings)
United States Customhouse (Boston, Mass.)
Location Note
[Reference copy:] Geo.: Large: Mass.: Boston: Custom House St.: Custom House: New: Unmounted

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