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Title Cone Estate Bass Lake
Title Note Negative 7570
Date July 13, 1947
Description View of Bass Lake, located in the Moses H. Cone Estate, near Blowing Rock, NC and milepost 293 and off of the Blue Ridge Parkway. The Flat Top Manor House can be seen in the distance, labeled "(a)." Image taken from the National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway Headquarters and taken by Sam P. Weems, July 13, 1947.
Commentary Moses H. Cone was a textile entrepreneur, who built the Flat Top Manor, with his wife Bertha Cone, on the Moses H. Cone estate in the early 1900s. The Moses H. Cone Estate Memorial Park is near Blowing Rock, NC and now houses the Blue Ridge Mountain Craft Center.
Location Location Name: Bass Lake
Parkway Milepost: 294.0
Latitude: 36.1409622
Longitude: -81.6817727
Creator Individual Sam P. Weems
Tags Bass Lake (N.C.)
Bodies of water
Flat Top Manor (Blowing Rock, N.C.)
Moses H. Cone Memorial Park (N.C.)
Watauga County (N.C.)
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway