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Title Frances Goodrich Collection
Date 1952
Description This is an exhibit of kitchen items from the Frances Goodrich Collection at the Parkway Craft Center in Moses H. Cone Memorial Park in section 2G of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Photo taken by Sam P. Weems in 1952.
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. Since the 1950s, the Flat Top Manor has been open to the public and houses a craft shop and demonstration center.
Location Location Name: Moses H. Cone Memorial Park
Parkway Milepost: 294.0
Latitude: 36.15457
Longitude: -81.68761
Creator Individual Sam P. Weems
Creator Organization National Park Service—Blue Ridge Parkway
Tags Crafts
Flat Top Manor (Blowing Rock, N.C.)
Goodrich, Frances
Moses H. Cone Memorial Park (N.C.)
Parkway Craft Center (Flat Top Manor)
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway