Ice Cream in July-Icehouse, ca.1790
Hampton National Historic Site
(Inscription beside the drawing in the center)
Men entered the cavity through the passage and packed the ice down, often pouring water over it to make it freeze. As the ice melted, the mass slid down the cone-shaped pit but stayed compact.
(Inscription over the drawing in the upper right)
In winter, slaves or paid workers cut large blocks of ice from frozen ponds in the property. They hauled them up the hill on sledges. The ice was shoveled through a hatch into the cone-shaped cavity that extends 14 feet below ground.
Erected by National Park Service-United States Department of the Interior.
Location. 39° 25.014′ N, 76° 35.286′ W. Marker is in Towson, Maryland
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ridgely's Pride (a few steps from this marker); Hampton: An American Story (a few steps from this marker); Oranges in January (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Captain Charles Ridgely (about 400 feet away); A Romance with Nature: The Falling Garden (about 400 feet away); Domestic Service Buildings-Behind the Big House (about 400 feet away); Wartime Support (about 700 feet away); In Memoriam (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Towson.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 2, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 368 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 2, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.