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James River & Kanawha Canal, Locks 1-5, Tenth to Thirteenth Streets, north of Canal Street, Richmond, Independent City, VA



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B&W Photos

HB1165835
Upper Lock No

HB1165836
Adjacent Warehouse Buildings, Looking North, 13th Street From The Canal.

HB1165837
Outlet Pipe At 13th Street.

HB1165838
Stepped Stonework At Foot Of Upper Canal Locks.

HB1165839
12th Street, Looking East.

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12th Street Basin, Looking Southeast.

HB1165841
Haxal Mills From 13th Street, South Of Canal

HB1165842
12th Street Basin, Toward Lock 3, From East.

HB1165843
Stonework At 13th Street.

HB1165844
View Inside Lock Upper 2, Looking East.

HB1165845
View From 12th Street, Down Locks 4 & 5, Looking Toward 13th Street.

HB1165846
View Inside Upper Lock 2, Looking West.

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Location
north of Canal Street, Richmond, VA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER VA-23
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-9).
Building/structure dates: 184 initial construction
Significance: From the late eighteenth century until the 1880s, an important and far-flung canal system gradually emerged on the Richmond scene. Envisioned by George Washington and others, the canal system eventually included over 200 miles of canal as well as a steamboat route on the Kanawha River and a turnpike over the Alleghany Mountains. During the nineteenth century, it was to play an important role in the economic and social life of Virginia. In Richmond, the agricultural produce of the James River valley was brought and unloaded for marketing or was transported to the docks for shipment along the coast or abroad. The canals also carried manufactured goods from Richmond for distribution throughout the state and transported passengers to their homes or to the West.

Related Names
Washington, George


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. UPPER LOCK No. 5.
2. ADJACENT WAREHOUSE BUILDINGS, LOOKING NORTH, 13TH STREET FROM THE CANAL.
3. OUTLET PIPE AT 13TH STREET.
4. STEPPED STONEWORK AT FOOT OF UPPER CANAL LOCKS.
5. 12TH STREET, LOOKING EAST.
6. 12TH STREET BASIN, LOOKING SOUTHEAST.
7. HAXAL MILLS FROM 13TH STREET, SOUTH OF CANAL
8. 12TH STREET BASIN, TOWARD LOCK 3, FROM EAST.
9. STONEWORK AT 13TH STREET.
10. VIEW INSIDE LOCK UPPER 2, LOOKING EAST.
11. VIEW FROM 12TH STREET, DOWN LOCKS 4 & 5, LOOKING TOWARD 13TH STREET.
12. VIEW INSIDE UPPER LOCK 2, LOOKING WEST.


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