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Title In front of Parkway Craft Center
Date September 1948
Description Group of people in front of the Parkway Craft Center (formerly known as Flat Top Manor) at Moses H. Cone Memorial Park, off of Blue Ridge Parkway. Located at milepost 294, section 2G.
Commentary Moses H. Cone was a textile industrialist who created his vacation home of Flat Top Manor house on 3,500 acres in Blowing Rock, NC. When Cone died, his wife Bertha left the Moses H. Cone Estate to the Moses H. Cone hospital, who donated the land to the National Park Service. The NPS turned the Flat Top Manor house into the Parkway Craft Center, run by the Southern Craft Guild and housing crafts from Appalachian craft makers.
Location Location Name: Flat Top Manor
Parkway Milepost: 294.0
Latitude: 36.149047
Longitude: -81.692942
Creator Individual Abbie Rowe
Tags Crafts
Flat Top Manor (Blowing Rock, N.C.)
Moses H. Cone Memorial Park (N.C.)
Parkway Craft Center (Flat Top Manor)
Watauga County (N.C.)
Credit Courtesy National Park Service, Blue Ridge Parkway