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Title Frances Goodrich Collection
Date 1952
Description Photograph shows a textile and spinning wheel exhibit of the Frances Goodrich Collection at the Parkway Craft Center in the Moses H. Cone Memorial Park in section 2G of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Photo taken in 1952 by Abbie Rowe.
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 Abbie Rowe
Tags Crafts
Goodrich, Frances
Moses H. Cone Memorial Park (N.C.)
Parkway Craft Center (Flat Top Manor)
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway