Customhouse Reconstruction
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy
N 46° 11.556 W 123° 48.317
10T E 437861 N 5115762
This sign is located at the reconstructed U.S. Customhouse in Astoria.
Waymark Code: WM11RZ
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 12/17/2006
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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This is one of two signs on the east side of the reconstructed U.S. Customhouse in Astoria.

Marker Name: Customhouse Reconstruction
Marker Text: This authentic reconstruction of the 1852 U.S. Customhouse was built to commemorate the bicentennial of the U.S. Customs Service. Work began in October, 1992, and was completed in May, 1994.
Reconstruction methods and tools duplicated those of the original construction. Hand-hewn logs formed the sill. Mortise and tenon connections created joints. Materials used included rough cut full dimension studs; hand-planed siding, flooring, and molding; square nails; and a lath and plaster interior with cow hair mixed in the plaster.
This historic reconstruction was accomplished by Gregg Olson and Linda Whitehead of Turner, Oregon and Allen Nelson of Albany, Oregon. They used the writings of Customs Officer John Fox and a handful of turn-of-the-century photographs as resources.

Historic Topic: Modern Age 1900 to date

Group Responsible for placement: City Government

Marker Type: City

Region: Coast

County: Clatsop

State of Oregon Historical Marker "Beaver Board": Not listed

Web link to additional information: Not listed

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