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

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



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.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: FN-130
Survey number: HABS MD-210
Building/structure dates: ca. 1850 Initial Construction



Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
Charles, Bernard
Fitz Water Wheel Company
Bobrow, Michael L, field team
Wormuth, C Gustave, field team
Keune, Russell V, project manager
Boucher, Jack E, photographer
Harris, William, delineator
Carter, Donn, delineator
McDonald, Alan, delineator
Hanna, John H, delineator




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