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Title Jesse Brown Cabin
Date November 29, 1973
Description Photograph shows a front angle of the wooden cabin and lean-to porch owned by Jesse Brown, now located in the E. B. Jeffress park near mile post 272.5 in section 2E of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Taken by C. E. Westveer on November 29, 1973.
Commentary Jesse Brown was an African-American preacher and he lead a small community of Baptists in the area. There is some discussion if the house has been moved, but it is now located within the E.B. Jeffress Park, a senator associated with black rights.
Location Location Name: E.B. Jeffress Park
Parkway Milepost: 272.0
Latitude: 36.2416667
Longitude: -81.4833333
Creator Individual C.E. Westveer
Tags Brown, Jesse
E.B. Jeffress Park (N.C.)
Residential building
Rustic cabins
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway