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U.S. Customs Service Port of Roosville, Main Port Building, U.S. Highway 93, immediately south of U.S.-Canadia, Eureka, Lincoln County, MT



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Item Title
BWPhotos 206524

Location
immediately south of U.S.-Canadia, Eureka vicinity, MT

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS MT-110-A
Building/structure dates: 1933 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1978 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1981 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1959 subsequent work
Significance: Built in 1933, the Main Port Building Port of Roosville is an excellent example of federal border station architecture produced by the Treasury Department during the 1930s along the U.S.-Canada border. Designed by prolific Treasury Department architect Louis A. Simon, the Main Port Building demonstrates the effective use of Colonial Revival stylistic imagery as an appropriate architectural treatment reflective of the dignified, official purpose it served. The Main Port Building at Roosville represents one of several standardized border station designs developed by Simon and built during a period of intensive federal construction activity, funded by the Public Buildings Act of 1926, during the Great Depression. The Main Port Building serves as the border station's primary structure, and originally contained the inspection station offices, detention cells, restrooms, and storage rooms along with garages and an inspection shed in the end wings.

Subjects
Customs Inspections
Immigrants
Brick Buildings


Related Names
Wetmore, James A.
Simon, Louis A.
Gorsuch, Grover C.
Brinkman & Lenon
Fraser, Clayton B., Photographer


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

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