Photograph as originally submitted to this page in the Historical Marker Database www.HMdb.org.
Reconstructed Abingdon Kitchen/Laundry
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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