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E. M. Backus Lodge

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Built  1908 (1908)
NRHP Reference #  88000689
Area  8 ha
Architectural style  Rustic log
Opened  1908
Added to NRHP  9 June 1988
E. M. Backus Lodge
Location  Cold Mountain Gap Rd., near Lake Toxaway, North Carolina

E. M. Backus Lodge, also known as Camp Toxaway and Canaan Land, is a historic hunting lodge and national historic district located near Lake Toxaway, Jackson County and Transylvania County, North Carolina. The lodge was built about 1908, and is a 1 1/2-story, double-pile house of chestnut logs. The lodge contains eight rooms on two floors, each grouped around a central hall. Also on the property are the contributing log stable (1908, 1922), caretaker's cottage (1908, 1922), guest cottage (c. 1922), barn (c. 1922), and Davis Cottage (c. 1922). The camp became an exclusive girls' camp, Camp Toxaway, in 1922, and a religious and educational retreat in 1955 known as Canaan Land.

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1988.

References

E. M. Backus Lodge Wikipedia


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