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Chesapeake & Ohio Canal, Lockhouse 18 (Ruins), Lock 18, MacArthur Boulevard, Potomac, Montgomery County, MD



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Location
MacArthur Boulevard Vicinity, Potomac vicinity, MD

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER MD-33
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-15).
Building/structure dates: 1850 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1924
Significance: Seventy-four lift locks raised the level of the canal from tidewater at Georgetown in the District of Columbia to 605 feet at Cumberland. Located adjacent to Lock #18 on the berm side of the canal is the remains of a lockhouse which served both Locks 17 and 18. It was constructed soon after 1830 of red sandstone from the quarries of Seneca Creek.

Subjects
Ruins
Lockkeepers' Houses


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

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