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This deckled-edge postcard with its color photograph of the Customs House from the 1980s shows a Customs House that was no longer used as a Customs House and was about to lose its role in the city as a post office.
The building, then owned by the city, served as the home of the District Court. Now a number of business have offices in the city-owned structure.
The postcard shows the early twentieth-century configuration of the mid-nineteenth century structure designed by Ammi Burnham Young (1800-1874). In 1912 the building was almost doubled in size by plans of the Supervising Architect of the Treasury of the time, James Knox Taylor (1857-1929).
The addition carefully maintained and extended the distinctive Italianate style of the original, which remains a landmark on Bath's Front Street
Eastern Illustrating of Tenants Harbor published the postcard. The photographer was Mr. Hastings.
About This Item
- Title: Customs House, Bath, ca. 1978
- Creator: Eastern Illustrating & Publishing Company
- Creation Date: circa 1978
- Subject Date: circa 1978
- Town: Bath
- County: Sagadahoc
- State: ME
- Media: Postcard
- Dimensions: 9 cm x 14 cm
- Local Code: OM Private Collection
- Object Type: Image
Cross Reference Searches
Standardized Subject Headings
- Post offices--Maine--Bath
- Public architecture--Maine--Bath
- Architecture, Italian
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33 Summer Street, Bath, ME 04530
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