The Custom House and Canning Dock, Liverpool

The Custom House and Canning Dock, Liverpool. “From a drawing by T. Allen.” Source: Muir's Bygone Liverpool, Plate 89. “A portion of the Revenue Buildings in which was situated Liverpool's fifth Custom House. The foundation stone was laid on August 12, 1828, with great ceremony, and, presumably, because that date as the King;s birthday, there was a procession through the streets. Revenue Buildings cost £230,000 to erect, and the building was not opened until 1839” (90).

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Muir, Ramsey. Bygone Liverpool illustrated by ninety-seven plates reproduced from original paintings, drawings, manuscripts, and prints with historical descriptions by Henry S. and Harold E. Young. Liverpool: Henry Young and Sons, 1913. Internet Archive version of a copy in the University of Toronto Library

Last modified 14 January 2013