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Title Swannanoa Development
Date September 1944
Description Photograph showing the development of the Swannanoa mansion entrance, with a section of road sloping up on the left side of the image. Behind the road a brick archway, wall, and side road are visible, as well as forest vegetation. On the left side of the image, a wooden guard rail and sign reading "Rockfish Gap Elevation 1900" are visible. This image was taken in September 1944.
Location Location Name: Swannanoa Gate
Parkway Milepost: 0.0
Latitude: 38.023056
Longitude: -78.868611
Creator Individual Unknown
Tags Architecture
Guard rails
Rockfish Gap (Va.)
Signs and signboards
Swannanoa Mansion (Va.)
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway