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Title Construction of Craggy Gardens Visitor Center
Date August 1955
Description Photograph shows construction materials, a small building, and automobiles at the construction site for the Craggy Gardens Visitor Center in section 2P of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Taken by Robert E. Howe in August 1955.
Commentary This picture shows a unique angle of the Craggy Gardens Visitor Center, which was constructed in 1955. This section of the Blue Ridge Parkway was temporarily closed in recent years while part of the wall was being reconstructed. The photocard metadata indicates the location as Oteen, which is a small area located to the east of Asheville and approximately 16 miles away from Craggy Gardens.
Location Location Name: Craggy Gardens Visitor Center
Parkway Milepost: 364.0
Latitude: 35.700172
Longitude: -82.379606
Creator Individual Robert E. Howe
Tags Automobiles
Craggy Gardens Visitor Center (N.C.)
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway