Galveston Customhouse

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Galveston Customhouse - GALVESTON CUSTOM-flQUSE purity, 86.iN,T£ E N...
GALVESTON CUSTOM-flQUSE purity, 86.iN,T£ E N *OM or hwbeeu ttta and lines lor to for adbcrca .PfiOSFECT FOR/THE NEW'STRUCTURE Congressman -C.rain Calls on Secfetarj. ning,'Subraits;a Few Facts and Makes . .a logical Suggestion. Speblul .to The-Newe. ,. WASHINGTON, December. .27, Mr. Grain culled'on Secretary .Manning relation-to the (Jolveston oustomiouae, presented reasons whyyin his : opinion, thi irork pu'the Building sh9uld le at once.. -He.tQldMr. Jklanniiig'.lhat prepstred.afUiU .to .incroasei.the lirmfrof $285,000, in Border to thesusgestioiiB'bf .tho.iJiipervisiug arohiteot but tnalv'Brt^r-un'inyestigatiou of tie '.ter, he ^elteyQd that n building could 'construpted' v^ith flie.avaaable funds, viz. ^95,000, °^rhioh .would-be.adequate lor purjoKep; -for which .it .-was .designed,- would bo in compliance ,with':the rec[uire ments. of theiaw. · 'Mr.-Gi-Bin cited the report of -the vising architect 1 f or Jpctober, 1881, in he stated 1 that be wVnld begin tho " at.early date, jm'd'ols'o", 'to .'the fact-fliat law, only provides f or.-flre-pr oof not for ;a ni-e-proof .building; but, a flr.e-proof. building to.'be ' a - had .requested a written -opiiaon from emiuent .architect in this oity-^-uow. : om ployed iii the interior .department--astothi character ''of building -which could be. constructed for it«ii,000, and that his reply was that- he -could construct a building! at. Galveston,"06x140 feet, dimensions, and 40 -feet inHieight, the amount of space now occupied by, collector : of ' customs--viz., 10,320 sq.uare ieet-- and tui-nisliing 4280 square feet dition, for. internal revenue .offlces . the siguaifservicc station. ,, . A 1OO1CAI. SUGGESTION' Mr. Criiin.further suggested that, to the'lclose. of th'e cotton season and recent conflagration at-Galveston, labor doubtless'nlOKe plentiful -and consequently cheaper than it- would be a year even though he-were to succeed in an^jxtra appropriation in ono session, instead of -being delayed, as is usual, six years. SECRETARY MANNTSG 1'AYORS TIIE FBOJECT. Secretary. Maniiiug informed Mr. Grain that he .was inclined to coincide with view of the matter, and to direct tlie architect to commence, the building but that lie would consultwith the reference to the subject, and advice Grain in the course of a-wee"k what he cludoB rods. TTi-Tie aecidcs to order the work.comineiKjed ( i Mi. Craiu-wijlJ not introduce the bill for a-u'incre'ased'Tippropria.tiori. ^ . AN ADDITIONAL REASON" In an interview wittl the .cdmmis;sipn'er';pi internal!revemie,..Mr'. rCraiu submitted as axtudditional-reason why the collector's, fifflce for the Galveston district should" be removed to Houston, the. fact that .public^building is to be builtat Galveston will provide ample accommodations for intenjal revonua offices.:thercby saving and showing the intention .of Congress have the office retained at Galveston.

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  1. The Galveston Daily News,
  2. 28 Dec 1885, Mon,
  3. Page 1

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