Custom House Reconstruction

Custom House Reconstruction (HM25CF)

Location: Astoria, OR 97103 Clatsop County
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Country: United States of America
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N 46° 11.568', W 123° 48.336'

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This authentic reconstruction of the 1852 U.S. Custom House was built to commemorate the bicentennial of the U.S. Custom Service. Work began in October, 1992 and was completed in May, 1994.

Reconstruction methods and tools duplicated those of the original construction. Hand hewn logs formed the sill. Mortise and tenon connections created joints. Materials used included rough cut full dimension studs, hand-planed siding, flooring, and molding; square nails; and a lath and plaster interior with cow hair mixed in the plaster.

This historic reconstruction was accomplished by Gregg and Linda Whitehead of Turner, Oregon and Allen Nelson of Albany, Oregon. They used the writings of Customs Officer John Fox and a handful of turn-of-the-century photographs as resources.
The reconstruction was funded by a grant through the Federal General Services Administration.
HM NumberHM25CF
Placed ByCity of Astoria
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Date Added Wednesday, February 7th, 2018 at 4:02pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10T E 437837 N 5115784
Decimal Degrees46.19280000, -123.80560000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 46° 11.568', W 123° 48.336'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds46° 11' 34.08" N, 123° 48' 20.16" W
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Area Code(s)503
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3420-3498 US-30, Astoria OR 97103, US
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