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Title Ramsey Cabin
Title Note East Elevation
Date August 1952
Description This image shows the east elevation of a log structure, which is the Ramsey Cabin. There is a doorway near the center of this elevation, and a window to the left of the door. Above the doorway, in a gap between two of the logs that form the cabin's exterior, the cut ends of eight small logs are visible. They are fairly evenly spaced along the length of the cabin, and the logs between which they are resting have been notched to hold them in place. These smaller logs are likely a frame for the floor of a loft in the cabin interior. The cabin roof appears to be made of wood shingles, and at the left of the cabin, a stone chimney is visible. The image was taken at the original site of the cabin, before it was restored. Taken near milepost 50, near where Section 1F meets Section 1G of the Blue Ridge Parkway. The Ramsey cabin was restored and reassembled at the Humpback Rocks Visitors Center and Mountain Farm, near milepost 5.8 of the Blue Ridge Parkway. This image was taken by Warren D. Lewis in August 1952.
Location Location Name: Milepost 50
Parkway Milepost: 50.0
Latitude: 37.692802
Longitude: -79.322948
Creator Individual Warren D. Lewis
Tags Cabins
Farm buildings and land
Interpretive development
Rockbridge County (Va.)
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway