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Western Canal, Tremont Gatehouse, Western & Lawrence Canals, Lowell, Middlesex County, MA



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HB549930

HB549931

HB549932

HB549933


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Item Title


Location
Western & Lawrence Canals, Lowell, MA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER MA-5-B
Building/structure dates: 1855 initial construction
Significance: The Tremont Gatehouse controls gates which permitted water to be let into the Lawrence Canal directly from the Northern Canal when it was necessary.

Subjects
Brick Buildings
Gatehouses
Hydraulic Engineering


Related Names
Proprietors Of Locks & Canals
Malone, Dr. Patrick M., Historian
Boucher, Jack, Photographer


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. Photocopy of a drawing (original in the Collection of the PL&C, Shelf 118, Drawing 269) PLAN OF TREMONT GATES, APRIL 1855 [PLUS LONGITUDINAL AND TRANSVERSE SECTIONS]
2. Photocopy of a drawing (original in the Collection of the PL&C, Shelf 118, Drawing 269-1) GATES FOR WESTERN CANAL, MAY 22, 1855
3. SOUTH FACE SHOWING RACKS FOR PENSTOCKS TO TREMONT TURBINE HOUSE ON THE RIGHT: Jack Boucher, Photographer 1976
4. SOUTH FACE AND WEST END OF GATEHOUSE FROM THE NORTHEAST: Jack Boucher, Photographer 1976


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