Old Customshouse (Erie, Pennsylvania)

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Old Customshouse
Erie - Customs House.jpg
Old Customshouse, July 2010
Old Customshouse (Erie, Pennsylvania) is located in Pennsylvania
Old Customshouse (Erie, Pennsylvania)
Old Customshouse (Erie, Pennsylvania) is located in the US
Old Customshouse (Erie, Pennsylvania)
Location 409 State St., Erie, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 42°7′48″N 80°5′10″W / 42.13000°N 80.08611°W / 42.13000; -80.08611Coordinates: 42°7′48″N 80°5′10″W / 42.13000°N 80.08611°W / 42.13000; -80.08611
Area less than one acre
Built 1838-1839
Architect Kelly, William
Architectural style Greek Revival
NRHP reference # 72001122[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP January 13, 1972
Designated PHMC November 1, 1946[2]

Old Customshouse is a historic custom house located at Erie, Erie County, Pennsylvania. It was built in 1838–1839, and is a two-story, brick and Vermont marble rectangular building. The front facade features a pedimented portico with six two-story, Doric order columns in the Greek Revival style. The building housed the post office until 1867, served as the Customs House for the port of Erie from 1849 to 1888, and later housed a Grand Army of the Republic post and the Erie County Historical Society.[3] It is now part of a five building complex of the Erie Art Museum.

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1972.[1]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "PHMC Historical Markers". Historical Marker Database. Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission. Retrieved December 20, 2013. 
  3. ^ "National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System.  Note: This includes Keeper (July 1971). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Old Customshouse" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-08-12. 

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