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Title Root Cellar and Gear Loft on original site
Title Note Built by John C. Clark
Date August 1952
Description This image shows the south elevation of a root cellar and gear loft that was built by John C. Clark in 1881. The structure is made of logs. There is a window on this side of the structure. Another building is visible to the left of this structure, and there are mountain peaks visible in the distance. The image was taken at the original site of the root cellar, near milepost 36.4 in Section 1E of the Blue Ridge Parkway. The structure was disassembled and reconstructed near the Humpback Rocks Visitors Center, near milepost 5.8 in Section 1B of the Blue Ridge Parkway. This image was taken by Warren D. Lewis in August 1952.
Location Location Name: Milepost 36
Parkway Milepost: 36.0
Latitude: 37.795853
Longitude: -79.212238
Creator Individual Warren D. Lewis
Tags Cellars, Root
Farm buildings and land
Interpretive development
Rockbridge County (Va.)
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway