U.S. Custom House, Portland Maine   Leave a comment

U.S. Custom House, Portland Maine (August 20, 2021) Image by kenne

Located near Portland’s waterfront, the U.S. Custom House is a testament to the city’s maritime history.
It was built to accommodate the city’s growing customs business, which, by 1866, was collecting
$900,000 annually in customs duties—making Portland one of the most significant seaports in the country.
The building is typical of the notable designs completed under the direction of Alfred B. Mullett, 
Supervising Architect of the Treasury from 1865 to 1874. Constructed between 1867 and 1872, the
U.S. Custom House combines elements of the Second Empire and Renaissance Revival styles.
— Source: Wikipedia

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