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U.S. Custom House

Identification

U.S. Custom House
Federal Building
122980

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Structure in General

building with towers
existing [completed]
neo-gothic

Usages

commercial office

Facts

  • The Federal Building an important symbol of the end of Reconstruction in Nashville. President Hayes promised Nashville a new Federal Building in his 1876 campaign, and he was present to lay the cornerstone in 1877.
  • It is an outstanding example of Victorian Gothic architecture, with some of the finest stonework in the city, excellent carved friezes, and iron light standards which are considered unique.
  • A tall tower with a pyramidal roof, flanked by two hipped-roof wings, dominates the front elevation.
  • It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972.
  • In recent years, the building was turned over to the local government, which leases it to a developer who has thoroughly renovated it and subleases it as office space.

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Location

701 Broadway
101 7th Avenue South, 100 8th Avenue South
701 Broadway
37203
Nashville
Tennessee
U.S.A.

Technical Data

180.00 ft
3
1
1877

Features & Amenities

  • City landmark
  • Clock(s) displayed on the outside
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