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Mequon in Ozaukee County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Teacherage Summer Kitchen

 
 
Teacherage Summer Kitchen Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., June 27, 2016
1. Teacherage Summer Kitchen Marker
Inscription.
History of the Teacherage Summer Kitchen

The construction date of the summer kitchen is unknown, and is difficult to estimate. This summer kitchen was originally the entrance to the Buffalo Synod church that stood in the area.

There are two doors, one for the women and one for the men. This led into a cloak room for changing coats and other outer garments before entering the church. During Sunday services women sat on one side of the church and men sat on the other.

After the Buffalo Synod church was torn down, the entrance was moved to the teacherage (see #11 on the walking tour) and converted into a summer kitchen.

What was a Summer Kitchen used for?

A Summer Kitchen was used during the summer months instead of the kitchen in the house. Summer was the time to can and preserve the fruit from the orchards and vegetables from the garden. In addition, there was still the weekly baking of bread and daily cooking of meals. The process of preserving and canning use heat to cook the produce and to seal it in jars. Keeping the heat of cooking outside the house enabled the main house to remain cooler in summer.

The summer kitchen was moved to Trinity's historical grounds in the late 1970's.

Thanks to Andrew Gonstead, Troop 80, Menomonee Falls, for painting this
Teacherage Summer Kitchen image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., June 27, 2016
2. Teacherage Summer Kitchen
building as part of his Eagle project.

 
Erected by Trinity Historical Society. (Marker Number 12.)
 
Location. 43° 14.01′ N, 88° 2.798′ W. Marker is in Mequon, Wisconsin, in Ozaukee County. Marker can be reached from Church Place 0.2 miles south of Freistadt Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is located in the Trinity Freistadt Historical Site. Marker is in this post office area: Mequon WI 53097, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Parsonage Barn (a few steps from this marker); Klumb-Beuscher Bake Oven (within shouting distance of this marker); Trinity School Woodshed (within shouting distance of this marker); Mueller Machine Shed (within shouting distance of this marker); Trinity Horse Shed Reconstruction (within shouting distance of this marker); Gierach Smokehouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Baeseman Log Cabin (within shouting distance of this marker); Vogt Woodshed/Radue Gas Engine (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mequon.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 8, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 8, 2016, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 113 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 8, 2016, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.
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