United States Custom House

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JNYCwriter
New York City, NY6,806 contributions
Grand Architecture
Sep 2020 • Friends
The shear size of the United States Custom House should draw your attention. It is almost like a monument located in the middle of the port. If you like architecture, spend some time viewing the windows and columns. A nice asset for the City of Portland.
Written September 13, 2020
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YTCHENG
Hong Kong, China15,491 contributions
Great Architecture
Oct 2019
United States Custom House located near to the cruise pier was constructed of Rennaissance Revival style.This old grey-stoned building built in 1800's was rich of historic background. It has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Written October 30, 2019
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ct-cruisers
Connecticut6,392 contributions
Interesting architecture
Sep 2019
We found the Custom House located between Commercial Street and Fore Street.

It stands out against the other buildings in the neighborhood with its unique architecture.

We were glad to find it and walk around it.
Written September 23, 2019
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Karen S
New York23 contributions
Historical Treasure
Jul 2019 • Friends
We attended a lovely wedding at the Customs House late July. This beautiful landmark has been meticulously restored and maintained. An added and unexpected treat was the historic background provided by the leader of the General Services Administration for this site. His extensive knowledge and love of the Customs House was supplemented by his colleague from security. They made the night even more memorable with their stories, humor, and warm welcome.
Plus, they provide the wedding couple with a poster of the Customs House for guests to sign. We will never forget this visit.
Written July 29, 2019
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NHjo
Saco, ME3,949 contributions
A granite jewel
Apr 2019 • Solo
Another one of Portland's magnificent landmark buildings that's listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It's a Renaissance Revival style made of New Hampshire granite and took five years to build, from 1867 to 1872. The twin cupolas are unique and add to the structure's outstanding architecture.
Written April 15, 2019
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LostALot22
Chicago, IL10,362 contributions
Cool building
Oct 2018 • Business
The building is old looking and looks cool right in the middle of the street with all the frame tourist shops. It really sets it apart and makes it look cool.
Written October 18, 2018
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tammyBaltimore_Md
Baltimore, MD1,980 contributions
Cool looking old building
Oct 2018 • Friends
Nestled among the many shops along the main street by the cruise ships, sits this old grey stoned building built back in 1800's, rich in history.
Written October 16, 2018
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mainemountainbear
Texas Gulf Coast, TX1,191 contributions
Public Grandeur in the Heart of the Old Port
Aug 2016 • Couples
This stately, gray-granite, 37.2 foot (11.3 m) tall public building blended the architectural styles of Second Empire and Renaissance Revival. Built during 1867-1872, after the Great Fire of 1866 had burned 1,800 buildings in the center of Portland, it was designed to be fireproof. It took its place on the historical register in 1973. Among its many distinctive and eye-catching design features were its use of both Doric and Corinthian columns, its twin square cupolas with Mansard roofs, and its roofing of slate tiles. Its interior public space featured wonderful black and white checkerboard marble flooring. We most liked the stateliness of the structure. We only wished there were a plaque or a kiosk to engage the public more about the building.
Written July 6, 2017
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WorldTravelOne
Amsterdam, The Netherlands8,618 contributions
nice looking old building
May 2017 • Couples
The United States Custom house has a rich history. It is now used as office space for government purposes and occasional other use upon request.
Written June 14, 2017
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