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Title Retaining wall class B masonry See #5951
Date February 15, 1936
Description Photograph shows a man leaning against a stone masonry retaining wall near station 109 and mile post 218.8 in section 2A of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Taken by G. W. W. on February 15, 1936.
Commentary This stone masonry wall was made with cement. Planners preferred to use stone along the Blue Ridge Parkway because they believed that the stone was synonymous with the rustic style used by the National Park Service as a way to blend these man-made structures with their natural environments.
Location Location Name: Section 2A
Parkway Milepost: None
Latitude: 36.496308
Longitude: -80.955864
Creator Individual G.W.W.
Tags Cumberland Knob Recreation Area (N.C.)
Retaining walls
Stone carving
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway