Custom House

Custom House (HM26AS)

Location: Boston, MA 02110 Suffolk County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 21.545', W 71° 3.228'

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Built on the water's edge at the foot of State Street between 1837 and 1847, the Custom House was a focal point of Boston's old water-front. It was a controversial building in its day. Critics thought its Greek Revival style was old-fashioned, and its 32 columns, each a single 42-ton piece of granite, too ponderous. Others, including the architect Ammi Young, thought these same features well suited to the site.

In 1911, an added tower made the Custom House Boston's first skyscraper and an excellent place to enjoy a panorama of the harbor.
HM NumberHM26AS
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Date Added Monday, March 26th, 2018 at 1:05pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 330865 N 4691689
Decimal Degrees42.35908333, -71.05380000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 21.545', W 71° 3.228'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 21' 32.7" N, 71° 3' 13.68" W
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Area Code(s)617, 857, 508, 774, 781,
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2-14 India St, Boston MA 02110, US
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