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Title Stone masonry wall
Date August 23, 1936
Description Photograph shows stone masonry wall made with cement, with spring piped through the wall in the bottom right, in section 2A of the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Commentary Stone masonry wall made with cement, with spring piped through the wall, most likely at section 2A. Picture taken August 23, 1936 by W.D. Stanton. Picture from the North Carolina Archives. Stone walls and bridges are common on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Planners preferred to use stone along the Parkway because they believed that the stone was synonymous with the rustic style used by the National Park Service as a way to blend these man-made structures with their natural environments. Picture labeled "Cement masonry wall looking ahead. Spring piped thru wall at 611. left."
Location Location Name: Section 2A
Parkway Milepost: None
Latitude: 36.496308
Longitude: -80.955864
Creator Individual W.D. Stanton
Tags Alleghany County (N.C.)
Photographs
Retaining walls
Stone carving
Stonemasonry
Structures
Underground pipelines
Walls
Credit Courtesy of the North Carolina State Archives