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

Descriptive Terms

saucer domes
customhouses
public buildings
cobble
Doric (architectural style)
Greek Revival
exterior views
wet collodion negatives
government
copy prints
photographs

Additional Identification Number

DigitalID 000491
AccessID 668
Other identifier HNEDID-000491

Physical Description

1 copy print

Collection Code

PC001

Collection Name

General photographic collection

Reference Code

PC001.02.01.USMA.0340.3200.002

Date Notes

16 November 1884

Places

Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)

Record Details

Material Type

copy prints
photographs

Other People

Young, Ammi B., 1798-1874

Other Organizations

United States. Bureau of Customs

Subjects

cobblestone roads
Custom House Street (Boston, Mass.)
Architectural photography

Description Level

Item

Location Note

[Reference copy:] Geo.: Large: Mass.: Boston: Custom House St.: Custom House: New: Unmounted