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Machipongo in Northampton County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Quarter Kitchen

 
 
The Quarter Kitchen Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, August 12, 2017
1. The Quarter Kitchen Marker
Inscription. Eighteenth century brick structure with wooden addition. The wooden half probably dates to the 1840's.

The bricks were handmade and are laid in the Flemish Bond pattern. The kitchen features a large pyramid chimney and fireplace, a surrounding water table, and seven niches that would have supported scaffolding for roof repair.

Southern kitchens were usually apart from the main dwelling.
 
Location. 37° 24.279′ N, 75° 54.268′ W. Marker is in Machipongo, Virginia, in Northampton County. Marker can be reached from Young Street west of Lankford Highway (U.S. 13), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7295 Young St, Machipongo VA 23405, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cauldron (here, next to this marker); Gristmill Grindstones (a few steps from this marker); The African American Almshouse (a few steps from this marker); Northampton County Almshouse At Machipongo (within shouting distance of this marker); The Barrier Islands Center (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of the Almshouse Farm at Machipongo
The Quarter Kitchen Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, August 12, 2017
2. The Quarter Kitchen Marker
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Northampton County High School (approx. mile away); Three Northampton Landmarks (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Machipongo.
 
Also see . . .  Barrier Islands Center. (Submitted on August 14, 2017.)
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 14, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 14, 2017, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 60 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 14, 2017, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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