The National Mall in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Lock Keeper’s House
Formerly the Eastern Terminal of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal
— Erected about 1835 —
Erected 1928 by Office of Public Buildings and Public Parks.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable Buildings • Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Chesapeake and Ohio (C&O) Canal series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1835.
Location. 38° 53.518′ N, 77° 2.385′ W. Marker is in The National Mall in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker is at the intersection of Constitution Avenue Northwest (U.S. 50) and 17th Street Northwest, on the right when traveling east on Constitution Avenue Northwest. Plaque is affixed to the Lockkeeper's House, facing Constitution Avenue Northwest. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20006, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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 Gabriela Mistral (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 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.
Credits. This page was last revised on October 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 28, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 11,154 times since then and 73 times this year. Last updated on December 15, 2017, by Devry Becker 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 Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. 8. submitted on December 17, 2018, by Bernard H. Berne of Arlington, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.