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Norwich in Chenango County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Chenango Canal Walking Tour

Maydole Hammer Factory Sign

 
 
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By Scott J. Payne, April 23, 2016
1. Chenango Canal Walking Tour Marker
Inscription. This view of the Chenango Canal is looking north toward the Maydole Hammer factory and Lock #93. The Hammer factory covered the area today (2007) occupied by the buildings of the Golden Age Apartments. The lock was located in the space that is now the Golden Age Apartments easternmost parking lot.

Lock Street (Lackawanna Avenue) was constructed in 1837 to facilitate deliveries from canal boats to the village. Lock Street ran along the south side of the Hammer Factory and terminated at the lock. A small portion of the street can be seen in front of the covered entry to the Hammer Factory on the left side o the photograph. You are standing very near that site.

David Maydole constructed the factory next to the lock so the waste water from Lock #93 could be used to power the grinding room machinery. The Maydole Hammer Factory was in continuous operation from 1848-1900; then sporadically during the 20th century. Most of the buildings burned September 2, 1957, and the remaining buildings were removed in 1970.

David Maydole invented the Adz-Eye Hammer that revolutionized the hammer industry because the hammer head did not fly off during use.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Chenango Canal marker series.
 
Location. 42° 31.951′ N, 75° 

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By Scott J. Payne, April 23, 2016
2. Chenango Canal Walking Tour Marker
31.227′ W. Marker is in Norwich, New York, in Chenango County. Marker is on Lackawanna Avenue, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Norwich NY 13815, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Chenango Canal Walking Tour (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Chenango Canal Walking Tour (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Log Cabin (approx. 0.2 miles away); Chenango Canal (approx. 0.3 miles away); 1789 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Railroad Yards (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Chenango Canal (approx. 0.9 miles away); Avery Power (approx. 1.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Norwich.
 
Categories. Waterways & Vessels
 
Chenango Canal Walking Tour Marker image. Click for full size.
By Scott J. Payne, April 23, 2016
3. Chenango Canal Walking Tour Marker
The lock was located in the space that is now the Golden Age Apartments easternmost parking lot. Lock Street (Lackawanna Avenue) was constructed in 1837 to facilitate deliveries from canal boats to the village.
Chenango Canal Walking Tour Marker image. Click for full size.
By Scott J. Payne, April 23, 2016
4. Chenango Canal Walking Tour Marker
Chenango Canal Walking Tour Marker image. Click for full size.
By Scott J. Payne, April 23, 2016
5. Chenango Canal Walking Tour Marker
Canal Street looking north. The street lays directly above the canal bed. At the end of the street is the Golden Age Apartments easternmost parking lot. Lock #93 would have been located there.
Chenango Canal Walking Tour Marker image. Click for full size.
By Scott J. Payne
6. Chenango Canal Walking Tour Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 26, 2016, by Scott J. Payne of Deposit, New York. This page has been viewed 124 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on April 26, 2016, by Scott J. Payne of Deposit, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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