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Title Asheville Headquarters Site
Date June 1940
Description Photograph shows an empty field looking towards mountains in section 2Q of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Taken by Edward H. Abbuehl in June 1940.
Commentary This photo shows the site of the Blue Ridge Parkway and National Park Service headquarters. At the time in 1940 it had not been built yet and the Buncombe County sections of the Blue Ridge Parkway would not begin to be constructed until the end of the decade. Edward H. Abbuehl took this photo a year after touring the area to see the proposed route for the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Location Location Name: Section 2Q
Parkway Milepost: None
Latitude: 35.627472
Longitude: -82.493381
Creator Individual Edward H. Abbuehl
Creator Organization National Park Service—Blue Ridge Parkway
Tags Blue Ridge Parkway--Planning
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway