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. It is obvious from this angle where upgrades were made

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 usually keep animals out not in. the middle building is the granary. Granaries were fairly rare, as not much wheat was grown here.This place is located in Cades Cove, Great Smoky Mountain N.P.


  • Wendy Mogul
    Wendy Mogulabout 3 years ago

    Nice capture and history lesson on the original construction!! lol..nice work!

  • Seth  Weaver
    Seth Weaverabout 3 years ago

    Superb Appalacian homestead capture, Gary.

  • carol29
    carol29about 3 years ago

    Beautiful capture, scene and history, Gary!!

  • Phillip M. Burrow
    Phillip M. Burrowabout 3 years ago

    Beautifully done Gary!

  • Bobby Dar
    Bobby Darabout 3 years ago

    So beautiful work

  • Felix Haryanto
    Felix Haryantoabout 3 years ago

    Looks very comfortable Gary

  • Malcolm Chant
    Malcolm Chantabout 3 years ago

    What a great shot this is Gary and the narrative is so very interesting

  • Rocksygal52
    Rocksygal52about 3 years ago

    Beautiful capture of these cute little buildings Gary.

    Cheers Jude

  • Julie  White
    Julie Whiteabout 3 years ago

    Great capture Gary.

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...about 3 years ago

    magnificent capture

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