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Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1858/00/00 Ammi B Young Architect United States Post Office and Custom House is built to house Richmond's Federal customs house, post office, and courthouse, the original portion of the United States Post Office and Custom House is an imposing Italianate building.
1861/07/00 Christopher Memminger CSA Secretary of the Treasury Confederate States of America use the United States Post Office and Custom House as offices for President Jefferson Davis and other executive staff, including the Confederate Treasury Department.
1861/07/00 Jefferson Davis CSA President Confederate States of America use the United States Post Office and Custom House as offices for President Jefferson Davis and other executive staff, including the Confederate Treasury Department.
1865/04/02 The retreating CSA soldiers set fire to bridges, the armory and warehouses with supplies. The fire spreads out of control, reaching to the very edge of Capitol Square mostly unchecked. The US Custom House will survive the fire. Fall of Richmond 1865
1865/05/26 John C Breckinridge CSA Secretary of War The Grand Jury of the District indicts JOHN C BRECKINRIDGE for high treason. The overt act was the raid in July last within DC, killing citizens and destroying property. BKECKINRIDGE being present in person and JEFF DAVIS constructively. Battle of Fort Stevens
1866/05/26 Jefferson Davis CSA President On the 3rd floor, Grand Jury of the United States District Court indicts JEFF DAVIS for high treason. The overt act was the raid in July last within DC, killing citizens and destroying property. Battle of Fort Stevens
1867/00/00 Jefferson Davis CSA President Jefferson Davis returns to the courthouse in United States Post Office and Custom House for a hearing but is granted amnesty and never stands trial. Battle of Fort Stevens
1887/00/00 Mifflin E Bell Architect Mifflin E Bell, the Federal supervising architect of that era, provides direction for the addition of one-bay-wide wings at the corner of the building in 1887-89. Additional expansions took place in 1910 and the early 1930s.

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Particulars for Lewis F Powell Jr US Courthouse:
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Sight Category Building
Owner Federal
Intrusive Igneous Rock Granite
Criteria Historic Event
Architectural Style Italianate
Area of Significance Politics-government
Historic Use Post Office
Area of Significance Social History
Level of Significance State



US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration:

PLACE DETAILS
Registry Name:
Registry Address:
Registry Number: 69000359
Resource Type:
Owner: Federal
Architect: Young,Ammi B.
Architectural Style: Italianate
CULTURAL DETAILS
Level of Significance: State
Area of Significance: Politics-government, Architecture, Social history
Applicable Criteria: Event, Architecture-Engineering
Period of Significance: 1850-1874
Significant Year: 1858
Historic Function: Government
Historic Sub-Function: Post office
Current Function: Government
Current Sub-Function: Post office

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