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Title Dry Masonry Stone Foundation, slaty schist.
Date February 19, 1936
Description Photograph shows a close-up view of a dry stone masonry foundation for a building along North Carolina Route 18 near Laurel Springs, opposite Milepost 248 in Section 2C of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Taken by L. M. H. on February 19, 1936.
Commentary Noted in subject: Additional photographs of stone work local to Sec 2B, 2C, and 2D. Attention is called to irregular and triangular shaped stones in neg# 5965 and neg# 5966. The thin, flat-like schist shown in 55g is not as common as the other types shown.
Location Location Name: Intersection of Blue Ridge Parkway and North Carolina State Route 18 (near Laurel Springs, N.C.)
Parkway Milepost: 248.1
Latitude: 36.391166
Longitude: -81.244288
Creator Individual L.M.H.
Tags Ashe County (N.C.)
Laurel Springs (N.C.)
Masonry detail
North Carolina State Route 18
Stone carving
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway