United States Custom House
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JNYCwriter
New York City, NY7,574 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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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mainemountainbear
Texas Gulf Coast, TX1,159 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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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NHjo
Saco, ME12,023 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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SWM
New York32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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LostInTime
Pittsburgh, PA20,241 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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, MD3,819 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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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WorldTravelOne
Amsterdam, The Netherlands9,002 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
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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roaming_kiwi58
Christchurch, New Zealand2,817 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
This is a large impressive building near the port. We walked past it on our way from the cruise port to do a DIY walking tour of Portland. You can't miss it! Worth a photo.
Written November 4, 2023
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NHjo
Saco, ME12,023 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Friends
When in Old Port, we always admire the Custom House. It's just such a magnificent building with a great history. We've never been inside, but maybe one of these days!
Written April 28, 2023
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YTCHENG
Hong Kong, China15,405 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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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