The Customs House

The Customs House
The Customs House, on Water Street. Harbour Grace, Newfoundland.

Along Water Street, in Harbour Grace, there is an old brick building in an area that has an interesting history. While it’s currently a museum, it has, in the past, been a home and a customs house and is located in what is now called the Harbour Grace Registered Heritage District. History has it that the original structure in the area was the pirate fort of Peter Easton, which makes the appearance of a Customs House at a later date rather a pointed, if humourous, political move by the British.

The railings in the picture above interested me. I think they must be chopped up bits of old railway rails, although I could certainly be mistaken. The rusty patina caught my eye, as I was looking for an unusual way to photograph this area. This was taken directly across the street from Ridley Hall and Maples Estate.


One Comment Add yours

  1. mjspringett says:

    I love old places with questionable history, thanks MJ

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