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Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1785/00/00 George Washington President of the Patowmack Company Construction begins on the Great Falls Skirting Canal. It was built by the Potomac Company to carry boats around the Great Falls of the Potomac River.
1785/00/00 Potomac Company Owner Construction begins on the Great Falls Skirting Canal. It was built by the Potomac Company to carry boats around the Great Falls of the Potomac River.
1802/00/00 Potomac Company Owner Completed in 1801, the five lock, 1,820 yards long Great Falls Skirting Canal opens to traffic.

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Particulars for Potomac Canal Historic District:
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Historic Use Canal Related
Area of Significance Engineering
Owner Federal
Sight Category Historic District
Criteria Historic Event
Historic Use Manufacturing facility
Level of Significance National
Area of Significance Politics-government
Building Material Seneca Stone
Historic Use Village site
Historic Use Water-related



US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration: 18th October 1979

PLACE DETAILS
Registry Name: Potomac Canal Historic District
Registry Address: E of Great Falls
Registry Number: 79003038
Resource Type: District
Owner: Federal
Architect: Multiple
Area in Acres: 25
Contributing Sites: 22
Other Certification: Designated National Landmark
Certification: Listed in the National Register
Nominator Name: National Historic Landmark
CULTURAL DETAILS
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Engineering, Politics-government
Applicable Criteria: Event, Architecture-Engineering
Period of Significance: 1800-1824, 1750-1799, 1825-1849
Significant Year: 1786, 1830
Historic Function: Domestic, Transportation, Industry, processing, extraction
Historic Sub-Function: Water-related, Village site, Manufacturing facility
Current Function: Landscape
Current Sub-Function: Park

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