Published December 1, 2016
Today the Trust for the National Mall and the National Park Service broke ground on the relocation and restoration of the Lockkeepers House, which will serve as the ceremonial gateway to the National Mall.
Built in 1837—holding the title of oldest structure on the Mall—the house played an important role in the District’s early canal system and has since borne witness to more than 180 years of history.
“Amid the grandeur of the National Mall, the Lockkeeper’s House is a modest reminder of Washington’s early days and those who helped to build the nation’s capital,” said Gay Vietzke, superintendent of National Mall and Memorial Parks in a press release. “We are excited that through the hard work of the Trust for the National Mall, this historic structure will soon tell their important stories and once again welcome visitors to the National Mall.”…read more here.