These pictures were submitted by JH. He writes: "These are in the lower floor of the best structure in Shenandoah National Park, the Big Meadows Lodge (1939, National Historic Register), at milepost 51 of Skyline Drive... The walls and ceiling are done in American Chestnut - considering the status of the tree, this is a very special feature."
"Shenandoah National Park encompasses part of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the U.S. state of Virginia. This national park is long and narrow, with the broad Shenandoah River and valley on the west side, and the rolling hills of the Virginia Piedmont on the east. Almost 40 % of the land area 79,579 acres has been designated as Wilderness and is protected as part of the National Wilderness Preservation System. The highest peak is Hawksbill Mountain at 4,051 feet."