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The Custom House
Teach an Chustaim

Custom House Quay
Dublin Ireland

Status:built
Construction Dates
  Began1781
  Finished1791
Floor Count3
Building Uses
 - office
 - government
Structural Types
 - lowrise
 - atrium
 - dome
Architectural Style
 - neo-classical
Materials
 - limestone


Description
- Architect: James Gandon

- Originally constructed as a custom house for Dublin Port, the building now houses Ireland's Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government.

- Hoping to disrupt British operations in Ireland during the Anglo-Irish War, the Irish Republican Army set the building on fire in 1921, completely gutting the interior and destroying the dome. The building was fully restored by 1928.

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