Oldest Building On The National Mall Moved

LockKeeper's House Original Location.

The Washington Post recently recognized Wolfe House Movers in an article for moving a piece of history at the National Mall in Washington, DC. While it wasn’t one of the legendary monuments, Wolfe relocated the oldest building on the National Mall by moving the lock keeper’s house.

The building was originally built in 1832 where it once sat at an essential location of Washington’s commerce, which was the intersection of two key shipping canals on the Potomac River. The building was inched slowly to its new resting site using a unified jacking system with hydraulic Buckingham dollies.

Click the link below to read further about the process moving the lock keeper’s house to its new location, also check out our lock keeper’s house project gallery under our project webpage.

Washington Post Article

New Location of the lock keeper's House

The new location of the lock keeper’s house