Illinois and Michigan Canal

Also known as: Illinois and Michigan Canal (Locks and Towpath)
7 mi. SW of Joliet on U.S. 6, in Channahon State Park, Joliet, Illinois

96 mi, canal from Chicago to LaSalle

Photos 

Illinois & Michigan Canal

1. Historic American Buildings Survey Joseph Hill, Photographer May 1936 COPY FROM AN OLD PHOTOGRAPH

Photo from the Historic American Buildings Survey

View photos at Library of Congress

Map 

Description 

Lift Lock No. 7 is one of the fifteen lift-locks designed by William Gooding, chief engineer of Illinois and Michigan Canal. Adjacent to Lock No. 7 is a control gate that allows water into the canal from the DuPage River. This control gate was reconstructed in the 1980s. -- Historic American Engineering Record (HAER IL-42)

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966
Reference number
66000332
Areas of significance
Engineering; Transportation
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Structure
Historic function
Water-related
Current function
Park
Period of significance
1825-1849
Significant year
1848
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 4
Contributing structures: 23
Contributing sites: 3

Update Log 

  • September 29, 2012: Updated by Jim Allen: added overview

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