The historic Old Custom House & Post Office building was originally constructed in 1880 and designed by Ammi B. Young (who also designed the Boston Custom House). The building sits at the corner of State Street and Pleasant Street in the heart of downtown, just one block removed from Market Square. I’ve always loved the granite building and its simple yet powerful architecture (rather attractive for what was originally a federal building). I snapped this as I was getting into my car today to avoid the ridiculously hot interior for another minute or so. You can see a bird in the very far distance just about center frame (above the chimney in the middle)…trying to get away from the heat too I imagine.
Below is a shot of the building from the Library of Congress, taken in 1907.