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Title Chimney, dry-laid stone. D.F. Wagoner place.
Date February 14, 1936
Description Additional card text: "Chimney details showing stone generally found along parkway, Section 1P through 2F. This stone is generally picked up and laid either dry or with some mortar as shown in 50a (neg 5616). It would not be feasible to put up enough stone exactly like this for the parkway structures, but the general character of the stone work should be sought." Photograph shows detail of a stone chimney on the D.F. Wagoner place. An overturned washtub stands next to the chimney and the wooden side of the house is visible. Taken by "GWW" on February 14, 1936, Station 170 (vicinity), Section 2B, Milepost 232.
Commentary Parkway buildings reflected the architecture of the region through which they passed, such as this house. Use of such local forms was considered a sort of preservation, and characteristic features of mountain buildings, such as the stone chimney seen here, were borrowed for modern parkway structures.
Location Location Name: Milepost 232
Parkway Milepost: 232.0
Latitude: 36.432736
Longitude: -81.05689
Creator Individual G.W.W.
Creator Organization National Park Service—Blue Ridge Parkway
Tags Alleghany County (N.C.)
Architecture
Building
Chimneys
Photographs
Residential building
Stone carving
Stonemasonry
Structures
Wagoner, D.F.
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway