Photograph as originally submitted to this page in the Historical Marker Database www.HMdb.org. Click on photo to resize in browser. Scroll down to see metadata. Photographer: Kevin W. Taken: June 12, 2008 Caption: Reconstructed Abingdon Kitchen/Laundry
Additional Description: Although detailed construction information is incomplete, this structure was probably used as a kitchen/laundry. Because kitchens had open hearths, they were located away from the main house to avoid fire damage. It was much easier to rebuild a burned kitchen than to replace a house. Archaeological investigations uncovered the foundation of a double hearth represented here. Submitted: June 18, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. Database Locator Identification Number: p25713 File Size: 0.804 Megabytes
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