Documenting the American South

The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway
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Title Sample Wall
Date November 6, 1936
Description Photograph shows a piece of stone wall standing alone, with part of a wheel and vehicle visible on the left. Section 2M of the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Commentary This wall is constructed out of stone and concrete, which is what the majority of bridges, walls, etc were constructed out of on the Blue Ridge Parkway. The designers were aiming for continuity throughout the 469 miles of the parkway and decided to utilize stone indigenous to the area surrounding the parkway.
Location Location Name: Section 2M
Parkway Milepost: None
Latitude: 35.788139
Longitude: -82.167372
Creator Individual W.D. Stanton
Tags Concrete
Stone carving
Credit Courtesy of the North Carolina State Archives