Near Mountain Rest in Oconee County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
A Building with a Past
By 1944, the building was in place and adapted into a recreation center. In the 1980s, the restaurant and office transferred here from the bathhouse. Today, the building includes meeting facilities and park administration.
Captions (clockwise from top right)
Mess Hall James Ford
Although Oconee square dances have been held in the Barn since 1975, the tradition began in this building some thirty years earlier. In this 1944 photo, notice that the bracing between the walls and ceiling is similar to CCC construction shown in the photos above a hint that this was once a CCC mess ball or barracks.
Men from CCC camp F1, shown here, also helped construct the park between 1938 and 1940. Lila B. Staton
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Charity & Public Work • Parks & Recreational Areas. A significant historical year for this entry is 1944.
Location. 34° 51.923′ N, 83° 6.324′ W. Marker is near Mountain Rest, South Carolina, in Oconee County. Marker can be reached from State Park Road west of State Highway 107, on the left when traveling south. Marker is by the Oconee State Park Visitor Center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 624 State Park Rd, Mountain Rest SC 29664, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Civilian Conservation Corps Monument (a few steps from this marker); The Civilian Conservation Corps (a few steps from this marker); Oconee State Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Cherokee Boundary (1777) (within shouting distance of this marker); Building a Tradition (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Oconee Waterwheel (about 500 feet away); Mountain Rest School / Hillbilly Day (approx. 2.3 miles away); Oconee Station / Oconee County (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mountain Rest.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 10, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 7, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 205 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on November 7, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. 2. submitted on November 10, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.