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Title Richardson Property between Richardson and Osborne Houses
Date March 30, 1939
Description Photograph shows a wooden building on part of the Richardson property between the Richardson and Osborne houses in section 2C of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Taken by R.E.D. on March 30, 1939.
Commentary This property is between the Richardson and Osborne Houses. The Richardson and Osborne properties were contested land acquisitions. Richardson was a WWI Veteran who objected to having his land condemned after it had already been acquired. The Richardson, Osborne, and Cleary land was all involved in this dispute. This property, however, is not in the area of the Bluffs Park. Instead it is probably on the edge of the last edge of Section 2C at Air Bellows Gap.
Location Location Name: Milepost 229
Parkway Milepost: 229.0
Latitude: 36.45404
Longitude: -81.020626
Creator Individual R.E.D.
Tags Alleghany County (N.C.)
Cleary, George
Farm buildings and land
Land acquisition
Land use
Osborne, Amanda
Richardson, Eli
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway