|It's a little hard to tell, but that's the building there just right of center, and it's moved back|
from the street (see the cars on the left?).
After years/decades of being neglected, the poor old Lock-keeper's House was in pretty bad shape for a long time. Part of the problem was its proximity to the very-busy Constitution Ave. It was about fifteen feet off of the six (or eight? my memory is failing me) lane street. But, luckily, the NPS got funding to restore it, and work got underway last year. A few weeks ago, I took my usual walk up Constitution Ave. from work, and lo and behold, the house had been moved! It is now back a respectable (and respectful) distance from the street.
And look, here's a video here of the move! Very neat:
|The Lock-keeper's House's current status.|