Lobby, U.S. Custom House, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1934

The U.S. Custom House in Philadelphia, a federal building project of the Depression era, was begun in December 1932. It is distinguished by richness of materials, quality of design, and by an interior mural program by a major local artist, Brandywine School artist George Harding. Ritter & Shay, one of the most prominent architectural firms in Philadelphia, gave the new building classical details in both structure and ornamentation. In the main lobby eight serpentine marble columns support the dome of a three-story rotunda; the frieze shows the eight winds of Greek mythology.

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http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2010718986/

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Coverage

Second and Chestnut Streets, Philadelphia, PA

Format

Highsmith, Carol M. (American photographer, born 1946); Ritter and Shay, Architects, “Lobby, U.S. Custom House, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,” Classicizing Philadelphia, accessed November 24, 2017, http://www.classicizingphiladelphia.org/items/show/460.