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Charleston’s 1853 United States Custom House

November 20, 2017

Photo: Library of Congress

Photo: Library of Congress

Photo: Library of Congress

Photo: Library of Congress

Photo: Library of Congress

Photo: Library of Congress

Photo: Library of Congress

Photo: Library of Congress

Photo: Library of Congress

Photo: Library of Congress

Photo: Library of Congress

Photo: Library of Congress

Begun in 1853 & completed in 1879, the Charleston Customs House still serves the purpose for which it was constructed. Best bits? That marble tile! Also, those painted reliefs!

 

More information on the United States Custom House here.

 

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