Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Custom House

Stonington Borough, CT

This greek revival building was built around 1827, and by the looks of the walls, one might think it was a bank at one time.  In fact it did serve as the Stonington Bank, chartered in 1822.    It operated as a bank up until the time of the Civil War.  Stonington had some direct trade with the West Indies, and in 1843 became a port of entry.  It was about this time the building might have been used as a custom house. 

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