La Grange Lock and Dam Historic District

Also known as: Lock and Dam 8
0.75 mi. S of Cty Rte 795N at Illinois River, Versailles, Illinois

Description 

La Grange Lock and Dam is significant as a component of the Illinois Waterway, which was developed to provide a navigable route from Lake Michigan to the Mississippi River and beyond. La Grange Dam is significant as one of the few surviving examples of a dam with Chanoine wicket gates in this country. -- Historic American Engineering Record (HAER IL-164-A )

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on March 10, 2004
Reference number
04000170
Architectural style
Other architectural type; Lock and Dam
Areas of significance
Transportation; Maritime History; Engineering
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
District
Historic function
Water-related
Current function
Water-related
Periods of significance
1925-1949; 1950-1974
Significant year
1939
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 1
Contributing structures: 2
Non-contributing structures: 2

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