Fourth Lock Building for Sale, in Front of the C&O Canal


Now, here is a truly unique property and a Georgetown gem.

“I am fortunate that my client Arlette Coppock, who owns the property at 3065 Canal Street in Georgetown, has decided to sell it precisely when the C&O Canal boat is being christened, and the canal will be beautiful and attracting attention,” Donna Turner of Chatel Real Estate, Inc., told The Georgetowner.

The tow path and canal in Georgetown have a long and interesting history, as all of us know. Last week, the canal boat returned and is offering rides to public for the first time in a decade. This area below M Street — part of the National Park Service — is considered one of the town’s crown jewels and has been renovated. Next to the canal, a visitor’s center will open later in the year.

At the property, Coppock enjoyed owning her hair salon, appropriately named Fourth Lock, and living upstairs since 1993. People who used her hair services as well as her many friends and acquaintances, knew about her French roots. She celebrated D-Day each year on June 6, with guests commemorating how the United States preserved France’s independence.  She displayed French and American flags, and served Champagne and hors d’oeuvres to her guests. It was an annual celebration of pride and joy.

Located between Thomas Jefferson and 31st Streets, this building was constructed in 1903, according to public records. The main level has been used as a salon since Coppock purchased it. Behind the wrought iron gate is a charming patio with a front door to the residence on the upper two levels. 

“It will be bittersweet for her to sell this unique and historic property,” Turner said.

The property is being offered at $1.095 million.

3065 Canal Street in Georgetown.

3065 Canal Street in Georgetown.

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