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Parsons Nursery, Cone Drying Shed, South side of U.S. Route 219, Parsons, Tucker County, WV



B&W Photos

HB1286317
View North, Cone Drying Shed On Left, Nursery Manager's Residence On Right.

HB1286318
View West.

HB1286319
Detail Of Rain Gutter.

HB1286320
Detail Of South Door Pull

HB1286321
Main Floor, Looking South.

HB1286322
Photo Copy Of Photograph, (original In Forest Service Office, Elkins, Wv, Photo #295624), D

HB1286323
Photo Copy Of Photograph, (original In Forest Service Office, Elkins, Wv, Photo #246865, 'drying Racks'), D


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Item Title


Location
South side of U.S. Route 219, Parsons vicinity, WV

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS WV-237-J
Significance: The cone drying shed was built in 1934-35 with Forest Service general operating funds, as a part of the Parsons Nursery of the Monongahela National Forest. It was used to air dry red spruce cones and white pine cones collected in the wild so that the seeds could be extracted and planted.

Subjects
Drying Sheds


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. VIEW NORTH, CONE DRYING SHED ON LEFT, NURSERY MANAGER'S RESIDENCE ON RIGHT.
2. VIEW WEST.
3. DETAIL OF RAIN GUTTER.
4. DETAIL OF SOUTH DOOR PULL. (see also WV-237-5, WV-237-6, WV-237-9, WV-237-H-1, WV-237-I-1)
5. MAIN FLOOR, LOOKING SOUTH.
6. Photo copy of photograph, (original in Forest Service Office, Elkins, WV, photo #295624), D. A. Oliver, ca. 1935. VIEW SOUTHWEST.
7. Photo copy of photograph, (original in Forest Service Office, Elkins, WV, photo #246865, 'Drying racks'), D. A. Oliver, 1934. FURNISHING DETAIL, DRYING RACKS.


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