Custom House from New London harbor, ca. 1900

NL Custom House ca. 1900, from harbor

This rare elevated view dates from about 1900; the four chimneys are still in place, the Greek Revival corner pilasters can be seen to good advantge, and the wide door to the basement storage rooms is prominent. When the building was new a wharf stood at left, but disappeared when the riverbank was extended years later to accomodate the railroad.  H.H. Richardson's 1885 Union Station stands beyond the curve of the tracks to the north. 

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Frank L. McGuire Maritime Library