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Title Flat Top Manor
Date August 10, 1973
Description Photograph shows the front and side of Flat Top Manor, located on the Moses H. Cone Estate near mile post 294 in section 2G of the Blue Ridge Parkway, as seen from the driveway with automobiles and people in the driveway and on the steps. Taken by C. E. Westveer on August 10, 1973.
Commentary The Moses H. Cone Estate, built around 1900 near Blowing Rock, North Carolina, included about 500 acres of farmland, Flat Top Mountain, nearby Rich Mountain, and a home called Flat Top Manor that had 23 rooms. The Cones retained their land while the National Park Service developed the Blue Ridge Parkway and the land was not transferred to the National Park Service until a few years after Bertha Cone’s death in 1949. Today the Flat Top Manor is open to the public and houses a craft shop and demonstration center.
Location Location Name: Flat Top Manor
Parkway Milepost: 294.0
Latitude: 36.149047
Longitude: -81.692942
Creator Individual C.E. Westveer
Tags Automobiles
Flat Top Manor (Blowing Rock, N.C.)
Moses H. Cone Memorial Park (N.C.)
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway