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United States Customs House (Ghostbusters' Building)

The United States Customs House was built during the Great Depresion by President Franklin D. Roosevelt's Works Progress Administration (WPA).  The building was designed in the Art Deco style and completed in 1934.  It is widely acclaimed for its incredible architecture, and it is on the National Register of Historic Places.  That same remarkable architecture is responsible for the creation of an urban legend.  The design and general proportions of the building look very similar to 55 Central Park West, a building in New York City, that was used in the filming of the movie Ghostbusters. Check out this urban legend on the Spirits of '76 Ghost Tour.

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United States Customs House (Ghostbusters' Building)
200 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106


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