Sunday, December 12, 2010

Custom House, Boston

Boston MA - Custom House

Published by Tichnor (~1920s?)

I can't find a reliable source for information about this building. The interweb says that Andrew Jackson authorized construction of the building in the 1830s. By the early 1900s, the space was too small to meet the demands caused by expanded shipping, and the tower was built. When the U.S. customs department moved in the 1980s, the government declared the building "surplus property." Although the City of Boston purchased it, it remained vacant until Marriott purchased it in the mid 1990s. One reason the building remained vacant for so long was the small square footage of the tower floors.

Marriott's Custom House

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