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New York State Barge Canal, Lockport Locks, Richmond Avenue, Lockport, Niagara County, NY

New York State Barge Canal, Lockport Locks, Richmond Avenue, Lockport, Niagara County, NY

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Summary

Locks E34 and E35 were surveyed as part of the 2009 New York State Barge Canal survey; see HAER Nos. NY-515 (Lock E34) and NY-516 (Lock E35).
Significance: Locks 67-71 (north flight) comprise a rare 19th-century example of multiple locks directly connected into a flight and an in-situ example of once-common cut-stone lock construction. This flight is the most complete surviving artifact from the enlarged Erie Canal, the second version of the first major transportation artery between the East Coast and the Great Lakes. Locks 34 and 35 form an excellent example of early 20th-century concrete, electrically powered lock design, and they pioneered methods also used on the Panama Canal. The site is unique in having these two designs together.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: N1076
Survey number: HAER NY-61
Building/structure dates: 1817- 1825 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: 1836- 1862 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1909- 1918 Subsequent Work
National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 14000860

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Contributors

Historic American Engineering Record, creator
Holland Land Company
Evershed, Thomas
Roberts, Nathan S
lee, larry, historian
Lowe, Jet, photographer
Behrens, Thomas, delineator
Lockett, Dana, delineator
Texas Tech University, laser scaneing
city of lockport, sponsor
Clement, Dan
Boucher, Jack
Burke, J Carl
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Location

Lockport (N.Y.)43.17057, -78.69416
Google Map of 43.170572, -78.69415769999999
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No known restrictions on images made by the U.S. Government; images copied from other sources may be restricted. http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/114_habs.html

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