Old U.S. Customs House & Post Office

Old U.S. Customs House & Post Office (HMBJR)

Location: Petersburg, VA 23803
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 13.8', W 77° 24.324'

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Built of Petersburg granite and constructed between 1856 and 1860, the U.S. Customs House and Post Office was designed by Ammi B. Young, architect of the U.S. Treasury Department building in Washington D.C. The decision to add the third story was made during construction. During the Civil War, this upper story served as headquarters for the Confederate military department of Southern Virginia and North Carolina, commanded variously by James Longstreet, D.H. Hill, George E. Pickett, and P.G.T. Beauregard.

The three southern bays of the building were added between 1908 and 1910. In 1938, the building was renovated as part of a Works Progress Administration project to become Petersburg's City Hall, and retains that use today.
Series This marker is part of the Postal Mail and Philately series, and the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects series.
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Date Added Friday, September 12th, 2014 at 2:11am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 286606 N 4123098
Decimal Degrees37.23000000, -77.40540000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 13.8', W 77° 24.324'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 13' 48.00" N, 77° 24' 19.44" W
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Area Code(s)804, 434, 757
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 16 W Tabb St, Petersburg VA 23803, US
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