Waynesboro, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Shenandoah National Park
Although work began on Skyline Drive in 1933, the vision of extending the scenic roadway to connect to the planned Blue Ridge Parkway was not realized until 1939 when the final section, Jarman Gap to Rockfish Gap was completed.
Rangers welcomed visitors to the southern entrance to Shenandoah from a small, rustic building that stood in the median just across the southbound lane of Skyline Drive. The Rockfish Gap entrance Station was built by the “boys” of the Civilian Conservation Corps in the newly established style of “Parkitecture.”
“Parkitecture” combines native wood and stone with native styles to create visually appealing structures that fit naturally within their specific landscapes.
The first Rockfish Entrance Station was wood framed with board and batten exterior walls. The roof had fire-resistant concrete shingles, developed for remote park buildings that were far from localities with fire departments.
Erected by National Park Service.
Location. 38° 2.248′ N, 78° 51.387′ W. Marker is in Waynesboro, Virginia. Marker is on Skyline Drive, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at the southern entrance to Shenandoah
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Flight of Richard C. duPont (approx. 0.4 miles away); Rockfish Gap Meeting (approx. 0.4 miles away); Greenwood-Afton Rural Historic District (approx. 0.4 miles away); Nelson County / Augusta County (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Rockfish Gap (approx. half a mile away); Nelson County / Albemarle County (approx. 1.3 miles away); Virginia Metalcrafters (approx. 2.1 miles away); William H. Harman Monument (approx. 2½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Waynesboro.
More about this marker. Photographs of the entrance to Shenandoah Park and the Blue Ridge Parkway, Rockfish Gap Entrance Station, and rangers approaching the Entrance Station appear at the top of the marker.
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 18, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 18, 2016, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 184 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 18, 2016, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.