This is the Dan Lawson place built around 1856.He probably bought the land from his father-in-law, Peter Cable. At one point he owned a solid strip of land from the state line on the ridge behind the house, across the center of the Cove, to the top of the mountains in front.

Some of the better bladework in the Park is in this house. The inside faces of the logs were hewn smooth with an adze, and the ceiling joists were dressed and beaded with a plane. Chinks are battened inside with beveled poplar boards, and filled outside with brick and clay.

The building to the left is the smokehouse.Meat was smoked and/or salted to preserve it and stored in the smokehouse. The split rail fence has a blackberry bush in it. This place is located in Cades Cove, Great Smoky Mountain N.P.


  • Madeline M  Allen
    Madeline M Allenover 6 years ago

    Beautiful Gary in sepia and color ! Very well done my friend !!!

  • dc witmer
    dc witmerover 6 years ago

    I like the feel of the ‘rustic’ image. FYI, the forest behind the barn (not pictured) is a great place to find deer and sometimes black bears…

  • Robert Elliott
    Robert Elliottover 6 years ago

    wonderful feel to the image, love the tones

  • Lisa G. Putman
    Lisa G. Putmanover 6 years ago

    I love both versions, Gary! The sepia sure is sweet, I love the way the path and the highlights glow. Gorgeous!

  • Tim Denny
    Tim Dennyover 6 years ago

    Another nice piece of work Gary

  • Curtiss Simpson
    Curtiss Simpsonover 6 years ago

    Lovely composition the sepia tone is great !

  • Danielle Davenport
    Danielle Daven...over 6 years ago

    I love the fence Gary… we still have some around here… another excellent image, keep up the great work!

  • EchoNorth
    EchoNorthover 6 years ago

    Gorgeous again, Gary…pretty spiffy lookin smokehouse, too…the ones up here tend to look more like outhouses…god forbid you should get confused!!

  • Dennis Rubin IPA
    Dennis Rubin IPAover 6 years ago

    nice choice of speia coloring – very rustic feel to this image, great work!

  • budrfli
    budrfliover 6 years ago

    wonderful lead in to this old place…excellent!

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