12) Canal Operators' Houses

Canal Operators' Houses Built in the early 19th century, the two brick houses at #64 and #68 Canal Street are believed to have been occupied at that time by the families of men who operated the canal locks and collected tolls. In the simplicity of their form and detailing, these houses reflect a vernacular Federal style. Note the quarter-round fanlights flanking paired windows in the front gables and the overall lack of ornamentation. These houses are similar to canal operators' houses found along the entire length of the Erie Canal in upstate New York. (Not open to the public.)
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