Documenting the American South

The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway
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Title Layout Plan Concession
Date 20th Century
Description This image shows a design drawing for the Tea Room and Motor Service Station at Smart View Park, near milepost 155 in section 1Q of the Blue Ridge Parkway in Franklin County, Va. The design outlines plans for the grounds and buildings, including a layout of the tea room with segregated bathrooms designated for "White" and "Colored" men and women. The design was created by Robert G. Hall and Gilbert Thurlow. The date of the drawing is unknown.
Location Location Name: Smart View (V.A.)
Parkway Milepost: 155.0
Latitude: 36.9259683
Longitude: -80.1864329
Creator Individuals Robert G. Hall
Gilbert Thurlow
Tags Design drawings
Franklin County (Va.)
Smart View (Va.)
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway