Lock 66


P1000588.JPGSign at the corner of I-490 and S. Goodman listing the neighborhood streets.

Easternmost portion of Pearl-Meigs-Monroe (Southeast Quadrant)
Encircled by Monroe Avenue, I-490 and South Goodman Street
Neighborhood Association
[WWW]Monroe Village Task Force
[WWW]Pearl-Meigs-Monroe Neighborhood Association
[WWW]South East Area Coalition

Lock 66 is a mini-neighborhood located within the borders of Pearl-Meigs-Monroe. Its name derives from Erie Canal Lock No. 66, located at the junction of Monroe Avenue and the canal. The lock was dismantled to make way for the trolley line in the early twentieth century. This was then supplanted by the subway and finally by Interstate 490 in the 1960s. Remains of the lock may still be seen on the part of I-490 that goes through Swillburg.

Today, Lock 66 is a quiet residential neighborhood within easy walking distance of Monroe Village and the Park Avenue area. It is part of Pearl-Meigs-Monroe's "Garden District" of renters and homeowners who seek to improve neighborhood pride through gardening and outdoor social events. Sumner Park is split by a small green space that is well-maintained by both residents and the city.

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