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Creation Date

9-18-2010

Building Name

US Custom House

Description

US Custom House, Savannah, GA.

The U.S. Custom House is a historic custom house located at Savannah in Chatham County, Georgia. It was built to house offices of the United States Customs Service. It symbolizes Savannah's importance to Georgia's import-export trade during the 18th and 19th centuries.

The building was completed in 1852 and had the U.S. Post Office in the basement, the Customs Service on the first floor, and the federal courts on the second floor. The monumental Greek Revival U.S. Custom House is made of gray granite stones quarried from Quincy, Massachusetts.

National Register of Historic Places NRIS #74000666

Latitude, Longitude

32.08089444, -81.09112500

Keywords

Taylor, George Lansing, Jr.; Lance Taylor; Photographers -- Florida --Jacksonville; Photograph collections -- Florida -- Jacksonville; Government buildings-Georgia-Savannah; US Custom House; United States Customs Service; Greek Revival style; Gray granite; Chatham County(GA); Savannah (GA)

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