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Williamsport Cultural Landscape Report (- part 1 more details)

Part 1 Click on the MEDIA ITEMS below for more information



In the fall of 1992, the National Park Service (NPS) developed a scope of work for preparation of a Cultural Landscape Report (CLR) for the Chesapeake & Ohio (C&O) Canal National Historical Park (NHP) at Williamsport, Maryland. NPS contracted with Oehrlein & Associates, Architects of Washington, D.C., and Land and Community Associates (LCA) of Charlottesville, Virginia, to undertake the project. The CLR would supplement the 1976 General Plan, which discusses treatments for individual structures and buildings but does not address a long-range vision for the park's cultural landscape.

The C&O Canal NHP is presently undertaking an extensive rewatering project at Williamsport from the Cushwa loading basin to Lock 44. (Historically, the basin has been referred to by various names; in this report, it will be referred to as the Cushwa loading basin for ease of identification). Current plans also call for visitor facility development in Williamsport. The purpose of this CLR is to assist park management in making informed decisions concerning the future use and rehabilitation/ restoration of the Cushwa loading basin and related structures from the Conococheague Aqueduct to Lock 44, as well as to determine the cultural landscape impacts of visitor facility development. ...


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C&O National Historic Park

Prepared by Land and Community Associates

Chesapeake and Ohio Canal (Md.); Washington County (Md.), History

Maryland, 1830-1940

Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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