"The U.S. Custom House" Salem Favorite Tip by Nathalie_B

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Favorite thing: The U.S. Custom House in Salem was built in 1818 and was responsible for 8-12 percent of the nation’s revenue collections in 19th. Century.
Custom House became famous when Nathaniel Hawthorne wrote his book “The Scarlet Letter” describing the building, its interior and the people who worked there.
Today, the U.S. Custom House is a part of the Salem Maritime National Historic Site.

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  • Written Mar 30, 2003
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