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Photographer: Devry Jones
Taken: October 20, 2018
Caption: Sign on the front of the Lockkeeper's House
Save America's Treasures Project
This lockhouse is one of 53 remaining in The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park. In addition to the lockhouses, the park interprets 1,364 historic structures associated with an important transportation route developed between 1828 and 1850. This project seeks to stabilize twelve key canal structures, integral elements of the cultural landscape of the park, which were constructed to house locktenders along the 184.5-mile waterway. The lockhouses in this project are in the National Register of Historic Places as nationally significant in areas of conservation, economics, engineering, exploration and settlement, military, and transportation. Through preservation of these cultural resources, the park will be able to fulfill its goal to conserve tangible links to our nation's past and relate the story of canal workers' lives to some four million annual visitors.
The preservation of this lockhouse is being supported in part by a Save America's Treasures award administered by the National Park Service, Department of the Interior. Matching funding was provided through contributions to the National Park Foundation.
Save America's Treasures is a national effort to protect "America's threatened cultural treasures, including historic structures, collections, works of art, maps and journals that document and illuminate the history and culture of the United States."
National Park Foundation
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Submitted: October 20, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
Database Locator Identification Number: p450468
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