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Title Commercial signs Howard Johnson restaurant, Swannanoa, signs
Date July 18, 1949
Description This photograph was taken from Skyline Drive just north of where the road becomes the Blue Ridge Parkway. It shows a view of the Howard Johnson's restaurant and parking lot, as well as the stone archway entrance to the Swannanoa mansion. The road closest to the photographer is Highway 250 (the Rockfish Gap Turnpike), and the road beyond it is State Route 610. This photograph was taken in Rockfish Gap, Virginia, on on July 18, 1949.
Location Location Name: Rockfish Gap
Parkway Milepost: 0.0
Creator Individual Robert G. Hall
Tags Augusta County (Va.)
Automobile parking
Howard Johnson Operations
Nelson County (Va.)
Rockfish Gap (Va.)
Swannanoa Mansion (Va.)
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway