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United States Customhouse (Newburyport, Massachusetts)

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The former United States Customhouse (now the Custom House Maritime Museum) is a historic building at 25 Water Street in Newburyport, Massachusetts.

U.S. Customhouse
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U.S. Customhouse
United States Customhouse (Newburyport, Massachusetts) is located in Massachusetts
United States Customhouse (Newburyport, Massachusetts)
United States Customhouse (Newburyport, Massachusetts) is located in the United States
United States Customhouse (Newburyport, Massachusetts)
LocationNewburyport, Massachusetts
Coordinates42°48′44″N 70°52′9″W / 42.81222°N 70.86917°W / 42.81222; -70.86917Coordinates: 42°48′44″N 70°52′9″W / 42.81222°N 70.86917°W / 42.81222; -70.86917
ArchitectRobert Mills
Architectural styleClassical Revival
Part ofMarket Square Historic District (#71000088)
Newburyport Historic District (#84002411)
NRHP reference #71000089[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHPFebruary 25, 1971
Designated CPFebruary 25, 1971
August 2, 1984

The Classical Revival style building was constructed in 1834 and served a custom house until Newburyport declined in popularity as a major port. The Newburyport Maritime Society, Inc. operates the Custom House Maritime Museum to showcase the maritime heritage of the Merrimack Valley.[2] The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1971. It is also a contributing element to the Market Square Historic District (also listed in 1971), and the Newburyport Historic District (listed in 1984).[3]

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  1. ^ National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^
  3. ^ "MACRIS inventory record for United States Custom House". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-01-20.

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