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Title Employee Quarters #412
Date May 27, 1959
Description Photograph shows automobiles and housing buildings for employees of the National Park Service near Asheville, North Carolina. Taken by Donald H. Robinson on May 27, 1959.
Commentary This picture shows the basic housing for Blue Ridge Parkway and National Park Service employees. The date of this picture is 1959, six years after the completion of Section 2Q of the Blue Ridge Parkway. These houses were possibly built to accommodate the employees who were working on the Blue Ridge Parkway at the time and ended up becoming permanent housing for the employees who remained to continue the upkeep.
Location Location Name: Asheville
Parkway Milepost: None
Latitude: 35.60095
Longitude: -82.55402
Creator Individual Donald H. Robinson
Tags Automobiles
Employee housing
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway