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Custom House Tower
Historic Buildings: Workplace

Architects
Peabody & Stearns, Ammi B. Young
Photographer
Peter Vanderwarker
Dates
  • Constructed, 1847
  • Renovation, 1915
 Podcasts
The Custom House Tower - Tim Love
The Custom House Tower - Robert Dermody
Description
ABOUT THE HISTORICAL PHOTOGRAPHS
"A photograph from 1901 shows the Custom House, one of the great Boston landmarks. It was built in 1849 in the Greek Revival style. In practice, Greek Revival means more or less pasting a mini-Parthenon on the front of a building, or, as in this case, four Parthenons on all four fronts. The architect was Ammi B. Young, and the technology was amazing. Each individual column – they’re Doric columns, the most severe of the Greek types – was carved from a sin...
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Location
3 McKinley Square
Boston, MA 02109
United States

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