U.S. Custom House & Post Office, Royal & Saint Francis Streets, Mobile, Mobile County, AL
Significance: Notable example of work of leading nineteenth-century Federal architect. 1853-56. Ammi B. Young, architect; Danville Leadbetter, superintendent of construction. Classical Revival. Ashlar over brick. 86'-4" (five bays) x 145'-10" (nine bays) with advanced three-bay central pavilion on each street facade, three stories. Shallow hipped roof, bracketed cornice, vermiculated ground floor and quoining, triple entrances on each facade enframed by architraves studded with paterae; three-bay balcony above resting on scrolled consoles. ... Demolished 1963.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: FN-79
Survey number: HABS AL-830
Building/structure dates: 1856 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: 1963 Demolished