Lockhouse 24, Riley’s Lock

Lockhouse 24, Riley's Lock

Lockhouse 24, Rileys Lock


Lockhouse 24 sits just downstream from the Seneca Creek Aqueduct. The lock and aqueduct were built as a single structure and completed in 1831. They were constructed of red sandstone quarried nearby.
Lockhouse 24, rear view

Lockhouse 24, rear view

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3 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Jamie on September 18, 2013 at 9:42 am

    Thanks for the nice pictures, Tom. It is hard to think of a lockhouse more distinctive than this one. The red sandstone provides a unique look among the lockhouses — and yet it blends in so perfectly with the aqueduct and lock. It is one my favorite scenes along the canal.

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  2. Posted by LevelWalker on September 19, 2013 at 9:13 pm

    Much appreciated, Jamie. It’s amazing how much of the canal is available from River Road. We plan on adding to our 1-50 selection a good bit this fall and winter. As for the lockhouse, it is a lot cooler than some of the cookie-cutter houses on the western end.

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  3. Tom did you use a word play from Louis LAmour’s Riley’s Luck? LOL I loved it regardless. It’s so interesting how these buildings have stood the test of time. A true testament to the sort of craftsmanship of the men back then.

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