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Cleveland Park in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Springhouse

 
 
Springhouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 7, 2014
1. Springhouse Marker
Inscription. This small stone structure was built by Isaac Pierce in 1801. Constructed around a natural spring, it was used as a cooling place for cheese, milk, and butter products, during the hot summer months. It also provided a clean water supply.

A fireplace provided warmth during the winter for cheese making and buttermaking activities.
 
Location. 38° 56.452′ N, 77° 3.197′ W. Marker is in Cleveland Park, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on Tilden Street, NW near Rock Creek, in the median. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20008, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Peirce Still House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Peirce Family Estate (about 300 feet away); Michael Kovats de Fabricy (about 400 feet away); Orchards, Fields, Gardens, Pastures (about 400 feet away); Pierce Mill (about 500 feet away but has been reported missing); Pierce Plantation (about 500 feet away); Machine in a Stone Box (about 500 feet away); Rock Creek's Mills (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cleveland Park.
 
Categories. Agriculture
 
Springhouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 7, 2014
2. Springhouse Marker
Pierce Springhouse (1936) image. Click for full size.
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3. Pierce Springhouse (1936)
Springhouse image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 7, 2014
4. Springhouse
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 3, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 14, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 304 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 14, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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