Danish Customs House

Danish Customs House (HM1595)

Location: Christiansted, St Croix 00820 Christiansted
Country: Virgin Islands, U.S.

N 17° 44.802', W 64° 42.15'

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This building was the third stop in the local chain of commerce. After conducting business at the Scales and Guinea Company Warehouse, merchants and planters paid import and export taxes to Danish customs officials here in the ground-floor offices.

The Customs House is linked in other ways to the historic structures. Most have been neoclassical architecture modified for the tropics. Note the louvered windows to regulate light and air flow, the outer shutters, for hurricane protection and the second floor awnings on sun-facing walls. The architecture reflects cultural life and mix of European and island styles.

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HM NumberHM1595
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Date Added Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 at 5:14pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)20Q E 319491 N 1962979
Decimal Degrees17.74670000, -64.70250000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 17° 44.802', W 64° 42.15'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds17° 44' 48.12" N, 64° 42' 9.00" W
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Area Code(s)301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1 Hospital St, Christiansted St Croix 00820, VI
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