The Custom House Tower, 3 McKinley Square-State Street at India Street (Financial District), Boston, MA 02109
Ammi Burnham Young, 1837 – 1847, Tower Addition: Peabody and Stearns, 1913-1915
I was inspired to highlight 31 buildings in Boston in 31 days after the architecture blog A Daily Dose of Architecture . Not only was I going to highlight 31 buildings, but 31 of Bostonian’s favorite buildings. This is the series.
About the Custom House Tower:
It never ceases to amaze me whenever I look at old photographs of Boston pre-urban renewal that the Custom House tower was once the tallest building in Boston. As tiny as it may seem now, the Custom House is still very much part of the Boston skyline (check out the Custom House on my blog header, a photograph I had taken two summers ago while visiting the Boston Harbor Islands).