“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Northwest in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Lock Keeper’s House

Lock Keeper's House Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Tom Fuchs, March 25, 2006
1. Lock Keeper's House Marker
Inscription. Formerly the eastern terminal of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal. Erected about 1835. The canal passed along the present line of B Street in front of this house emptying into Tiber Creek and the Potomac River.
Erected 1928 by Office of Public Buildings and Public Parks.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal marker series.
Location. 38° 53.518′ N, 77° 2.385′ W. Marker is in Northwest, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is at the intersection of Constitution Avenue (U.S. 50) and 17th Street, Northwest, on the right when traveling east on Constitution Avenue. Click for map. Plaque is affixed to the Lockkeeper's House, facing Constitution Avenue. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20006, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Canal Connection (here, next to this marker); The Washington City Canal (here, next to this marker); Bulfinch Gate House (within shouting distance of this marker); Ysabel I, La Catolica (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Home of the Pan American Union (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Northwest.
Regarding Lock Keeper’s House.
Lock Keeper's House Photo, Click for full size
By Tom Fuchs, March 25, 2006
2. Lock Keeper's House
This is the south side of the house, facing the Mall.
Constitution Avenue is today's name for B Street mentioned on the plaque. Tiber Creek has been filled and its source diverted into the city's drainage system. The C&O Canal now empties into Rock Creek about a mile northwest of here.
Also see . . .
1. Lockkeeper's House. (Submitted on March 28, 2006.)
2. C&O Canal Association - Articles. (Submitted on March 28, 2006.)
Categories. Notable BuildingsWaterways & Vessels
Lock Keeper's House Photo, Click for full size
By Tom Fuchs, March 25, 2006
3. Lock Keeper's House
Photographer is standing on the sidewalk on Constitution Avenue. This marker can be seen to the left of the door. The Washington City Canal Marker can be seen on the stone in the foreground.
Lock Keeper’s House and Canal Connection Markers Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, May 23, 2008
4. Lock Keeper’s House and Canal Connection Markers
At the north side of the Lock Keeper's House.
Lock Keeper’s House - viewed from across Constitution Avenue Photo, Click for full size
By Richard E. Miller, September 4, 2011
5. Lock Keeper’s House - viewed from across Constitution Avenue
Note the National Mall Levee project, under construction in rear - the Washington Monument, east of 17th Street at far left.
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 9,304 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.   4. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   5. submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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