William Peeps, architect
Joe E. Cannon House
Blowing Rock, Watauga County
John's River Gorge, Blowing Rock, NC
The large, luxurious mountain home was built for textile industrialist Joseph E. Cannon in a rustic style typical of the time and place, using native stone and chestnut wood and bark. Blowing Rock was a favorite mountain resort for wealthy piedmont industrialists and other businessmen and their families. Like many of their residences, the Cannon house stands in a private and remote location.