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Title Salt box type barn
Date July 17, 1940
Description Photograph of the back of a barn built in the salt box style, sitting in a grassy field. Salt box type barns typically feature a loft or a second story on the front portion of the building, and a single story toward the rear. In this image, facing the camera, the salt box’s rear roof line descends to the height of a single story structure. The barn appears to be in some state of disrepair, with a broken fence standing to the right of the barn. Trees appear behind the barn. Image taken near VA Route 97, 3 miles from the town of Galax, Va., which is bounded by Carroll County, Va., and Grayson County, Va. Image taken by Kenneth McCarter on July 17, 1940.
Location Location Name: Galax, Va.
Parkway Milepost: 210.0
Latitude: 36.6612387
Longitude: -80.9239671
Creator Individual Kenneth McCarter
Tags Architecture
Carroll County (Va.)
Galax (Va.)
Grayson County (Va.)
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway