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February 8, 2013

Miami-Erie Canal lock-tender's house, 1964

Original caption (1964): Lock tender’s house has been used as fire house for past 14 years: Old Miami-Erie Canal lock walls seen in foreground of historic structure.

4 Responses to DDN_Canals_Miami Erie_16

  1. gibby on December 2, 2013 at 10:34 am

    That picture is from Piqua Ohio. Always wondered what year the pictures were from That is one of the staircase locks in Piqua they are very deep! been there twice. Once when I was 14 in 1978 and again in 2002 I do believe two of the locks are starting to collapse in the chambers but the canal society and that city spent a lot of money to reinforce the lock walls. I think they are architecture wonders myself. You must visit that area at least once in your life and take a lot of pictures. very close to the lockington dam (one of the flood control dams from the 1930s). And a very nice City!

    • Lisa on December 3, 2013 at 2:36 pm

      Thanks for all the info, Gibby! We didn’t know where that photo was taken!

      • Ben on January 7, 2015 at 2:21 pm

        This is actually the Lockington lock tender’s house. Lockington is a small community about 10 miles north of Piqua. The building still stands beside the lock in the picture, and that lock has actually been restored. Work is being done to preserve the lock tender’s house as well, but there is a long way to go on that.

        • Lisa on January 7, 2015 at 2:33 pm

          Thanks for the additional information, Ben!

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