Monday, April 5, 2010
Just up from Commercial Street sits the Custom House. It's quite a grand building that is one of the most recognizable buildings in the city. This shot is not the traditional view of this granite edifice, but it's one that I like a lot. It was constructed from 1867-1872 with New Hampshire granite and a slate roof. Through the years, the structure has seen lots of subtle changes, mostly to the interior. In 1998 the restoration of the building's entrance was started to replicate the original look. For me, the windows are magnificent and are really what draws the eye to the building.