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Chesapeake & Ohio Canal, Charles Mill, 106.0 miles above tidewater (above Lock 44), Williamsport, Washington County, MD



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Location
106.0 miles above tidewater (above Lock 44), Williamsport vicinity, MD

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS MD-210
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-130).
Building/structure dates: 1850 initial construction
Significance: Charles' Mill, located on the berm side of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal 108 miles above tidewater, is one of the few remaining examples of an economic reason for the canal's existence. The flour mill dating from the mid-nineteenth century, formed the industrial center for a complex of related structures. Floods combined with the closing of the canal, forced the mill to cease operations in 1924. It is presently owned by Mr. & Mrs. Bernard Charles.

Subjects
Building Deterioration
"Mission 66" Program
Water Supply


Related Names
Charles, Bernard
Fitz Water Wheel Company
Bobrow, Michael L., Field Team
Wormuth, C. Gustave, Field Team
Boucher, Jack E., Photographer
Harris, William, Delineator
Carter, Donn, Delineator
McDonald, Alan, Delineator
Hanna, John H., Delineator


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. NORTH AND EAST ELEVATIONS OF MAIN FRAME SECTION
2. VIEW OF WATER WHEEL SHOWING WEST ELEVATION OF FRAME SECTION TO RIGHT, AND CORNER OF STONE SECTION ON LEFT


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