Documenting the American South

The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway

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Title Comfort Station, Bldg #97
Title Note Doughton Park Trailer Campground
Date March 10, 1976
Description Comfort station (building 97) that was "constructed by the ERA in 1942." Comfort station is located in Doughton Park Trailer Campground on milepost 239 on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Image taken from the National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway Headquarters and taken by F.A. Ketterson Jr. on March 10, 1976.
Commentary The salt box architecture of the comfort stations was designed so that the sloping, split shingle roof would match the sloping hillside. Additional comfort stations were installed in Doughton Park beginning in 1941, after the Blue Ridge Parkway had been surfaced.
Location Location Name: Doughton Park
Parkway Milepost: 241.0
Latitude: 36.40596
Longitude: -81.17425
Creator Individual F.A. Ketterson, Jr.
Tags Alleghany County (N.C.)
Comfort stations
Doughton Park (N.C.)
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway