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Title Peaks of Otter - Gross House - Razed
Date February 9, 1949
Description Image shows the exterior of a wooden structure, which is identified as the Gross house, and the land around it. Most of the roof has been removed from the home, and some of the siding has also been removed. In the foreground of the image, there is a pile of logs and boards that were likely removed from the structure. The image was taken in the Peaks of Otter area, near the relocation site of Virginia State Route 43, near milepost 87 and Section 1K of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Taken by Sam P. Weems on February 9, 1949.
Location Location Name: Milepost 87
Parkway Milepost: 87.0
Latitude: 37.451794
Longitude: -79.623005
Creator Individual Sam P. Weems
Tags Bedford County (Va.)
Peaks of Otter (Va.)
Razed structures
Residential building
Road relocation
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway