Accession Number:

ADA124434

Title:

An Inventory and Evaluation of Architectural and Engineering Resources of the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area, Tennessee and Kentucky.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

ENVIRONMENT CONSULTANTS INC LEXINGTON KY

Report Date:

1982-02-25

Pagination or Media Count:

224.0

Abstract:

Inventory and evaluation of architectural and engineering resources was conducted in the 123,000-acre Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area BSFNRRA in the Cumberland Plateau region of southeastern Kentucky and northeastern Tennessee. Objectives of the research were to 1 determine the significance and 2 make recommendations regarding the long-term management of the important architectural and engineering resources i.e., those considered potentially eligible for the National Register of Historic Places. Nineteen buildings were identified as being potentially eligible for the National Register, including historic farmsteads, a hunting lodge Parch Corn Lodge, and various buildings which are of importance for interpretative use. The significant engineering resources of the National Area consist of one Whipple truss bridge, one plate-girder bridge, one ballast-filled concrete arch bridge, and the Blue Heron coal tippletramway. Two other bridges may prove to be significant to the ongoing bridge preservation plan of the State of Tennessee. General recommendations for the preservation, maintenance, or restoration of the buildings, bridges, and coal tippletramway have been made. During the course of this study although not originally intended as part of the study, a total of 230 archaeological sites was discovered. These discoveries, in conjunction with other known sites, brings the total of known archaeological sites within the BSFNRRA to 457. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Humanities and History
  • Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE