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Title Root Cellar and Gear Loft
Title Note Built by John C. Clark, 1881. Restored by NPS 1952-53
Date January 1953
Description Image shows a man standing near the doorway of a stone structure. The structure is framed with logs, and the walls are constructed of flat rocks that are packed into the frame. The structure is built near a slope in the land, and while there are posts in the front of the building that support the frame, the far end of the logs that frame the structure are supported by the earth. There are more logs and rocks surrounding the structure, which were likely removed from the structure. The image was taken near milepost 36 in Section 1E of the Blue Ridge Parkway. The structure was disassembled at this site, and reconstructed near Humpback Rocks Visitor Center, near milepost 5.8 in Section 1B of the Blue Ridge Parkway. The image was taken by C.S. Grossman in January 1953.
Location Location Name: Milepost 36
Parkway Milepost: 36.0
Latitude: 37.795853
Longitude: -79.212238
Creator Individual C.S. Grossman
Tags Cellars, Root
Farm buildings and land
Interpretive development
Rockbridge County (Va.)
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway