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Title Flat Top Manor Cone Estate
Date August 10, 1973
Description Photograph looks up the driveway towards automobiles parked in front of the Flat Top Manor, located on the Moses H. Cone Estate in section 2G of the Blue Ridge Parkway. 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