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Custom House

General Information

Beginning of works: 1913
End of works: 23 January 1915
Status: in use

Project Type

Function / usage: original use:
Public administration building
current use:
Hotel

Geographic Information & Related Structures

Location: Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Address: 3 McKinley Square
Coordinates: 42° 21' 33.00" N    71° 3' 12.00" W

Technical Information

Dimensions

height 150 m
number of floors (above ground) 32

Materials

columns granite

Chronology

1915

The tower is added to the original Greek revival temple-like structure with a sky-lit dome.

Notes

The Greek Revival base building was built between 1837 and 1847 to a design by Ammi B. Young. The doric columns are each monolithic Quincy granite.

The 32 story tower was added on top of the original Greek Revival building from 1913-1915 to the plans of Peabody and Stearns.

Participants

Initial construction (1837-1847)
Architecture
Reconfiguration (1913-1915)
Architecture
Renovation (1997)
Architecture

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  • About this
    data sheet
  • Structure-ID
    20010338
  • Date created
    21/09/2003
  • Last Update
    12/01/2015