Documenting the American South

The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway
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Title Retaining Wall Looking North
Date April 22, 1937
Description Photograph shows a rock retaining wall with timber piled on top and rocks and debris at the base in section 2M of the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Commentary Section 2M stretches from Gooch Gap to Big Laurel Gap. Construction began on 7/04/36 and was opened to the public on 7/05/40.
Location Location Name: Section 2M
Parkway Milepost: None
Latitude: 35.788139
Longitude: -82.167372
Creator Individual W.D. Stanton
Tags Construction
Land construction
Masonry detail
Retaining walls
Rock cuts
Stone carving
Credit Courtesy of the North Carolina State Archives