Documenting the American South

The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway

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Title Hand Rail
Title Note Masonry Hand Rail
Date January 1, 1939
Description Masonry hand rail built by NPS forces to replace log rail. Taken in Section 2A - Alleghany County.
Commentary Road construction began on September 11, 1935. The road was open to traffic on September 21, 1939.
Location Location Name: Section 2A
Parkway Milepost: None
Latitude: 36.496308
Longitude: -80.955864
Creator Individual E.G. Middleton
Tags Alleghany County (N.C.)
Guard rails
Guard walls
Hand rails
Credit Courtesy of the North Carolina State Archives