Friday, March 7, 2008

Before and After #1

The Portland U.S. Custom House from last century and last Sunday:

1880 - From Commercial Street

2008, from the other side. The building looks about the same from both front and back, and I think the view I chose looks better due to the elevation.
From wikipedia...
Although the city lost to redevelopment the 1868 Greek Revival Portland Post Office by Isaiah Rogers, it retains the equally monumental 1873 Italianate Portland Custom House by Alfred B. Mullett.
Such a fine building. I wish they still build them like this! Thank for viewing and have a nice Friday.