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Moore, Benjamin C., Mill - Lockport, NY
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Rayman
N 43° 10.239 W 078° 41.560
17T E 687548 N 4782349
Quick Description: Also known as Lockport City Hall and the Holly Water Works, this great stone building sits on the Erie Canal in Lockport, NY.
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 10/9/2006 4:05:13 PM
Waymark Code: WMTPA
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 23

Long Description:
In 1864, Dwight Keep constructed this typical canal era stone structure which began as the Benjamin C. Moore Company Mill. Around 1884, the building was converted from a flour mill to one of the first water pumping plants in America. The Holly Water Works was a pioneer company in the development of central pumping systems. In 1893 the building became Lockport City Hall and remained so until city offices moved to the new Municipal Building in 1974.

Old City Hall is uniquely integrated with its canal environment. During the Barge Canal Improvement (1905-1918), the north foundation wall was used to form a retaining wall at the foot of Locks 34 and 35. The old Canal Raceway runs underneath the building.
Street address:
2 Pine St
Lockport, NY United States
14094


County / Borough / Parish: Niagara

Year listed: 1973

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Architecture/Engineering, Event

Periods of significance: 1850-1874, 1875-1899

Historic function: City Hall, Processing, Water Works

Current function: Tourism

Privately owned?: no

Season start / Season finish: From: 5/5/2006 To: 10/9/2006

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 1: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
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