Custom House

Custom House (HM26AS)

Location: Boston, MA 02110 Suffolk County
Country: United States of America

N 42° 21.545', W 71° 3.228'

  • 0 likes
  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites
  • 21 views
Inscription
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.
Details
HM NumberHM26AS
Tags
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, March 26th, 2018 at 1:05pm PDT -07:00
Pictures
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
Locationbig map
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
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
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
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. Is this marker part of a series?
  2. What historical period does the marker represent?
  3. What historical place does the marker represent?
  4. What type of marker is it?
  5. What class is the marker?
  6. What style is the marker?
  7. Does the marker have a number?
  8. What year was the marker erected?
  9. Who or what organization placed the marker?
  10. This marker needs at least one picture.
  11. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  12. Is the marker in the median?