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Weightlock Building, 1878

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Title:  

Weightlock Building, 1878
Date:
1994

Collection:

Creator:
John Batchelor

Content Description: 

The Syracuse Weighlock Building, which now houses the Erie Canal Building, was constructed in 1850 the Greek Revival style.Barges that plied the enlarged Erie Canal entered the building to be weighed, so that the appropriate toll could be calculated.The use of Greek Revivial elements in government-sponsored projects was common during this period. As a young nation, the United States of America looked to the ancient Greeks for inspiration in democratic principles and sought to reflect this comparison in its public architecture.

Physical Description: 

Gouache

Location:
318 Erie Boulevard East,New York,Syracuse,13202
Identifier:
PC 1995.11

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