The National Mall in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Lock Keeper’s House
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 The National Mall, 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. Touch for map. Plaque is affixed to the Lockkeeper's House, facing Constitution Avenue. The House is currently under construction and the sign is unable to be viewed. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20006, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 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); Inuksuk (within shouting distance of this marker); Gabriela Mistral Pablo Neruda (about 300 feet away); Ysabel I, La Catolica (about 300 feet away); The Home of the Pan American Union (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in The National Mall.
Regarding Lock Keeper’s House. 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 Buildings • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on December 28, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 28, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 10,681 times since then and 249 times this year. Last updated on December 15, 2017, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 28, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. 4. submitted on August 12, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 5. submitted on September 8, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. 6, 7. submitted on December 15, 2017, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.