Monday, June 18, 2012

Southern Time Capsule Part 2: Cookhouse, Slave Quarters, and an 1800s Barn

Continuing on our journey today of southern plantation life...


If you lived in a fancy manor 150 years ago, chances are it had a cookhouse.


A cookhouse was used to prepare food and do noisy laundry chores.


This reduced the chance of fire to the larger areas of living.




I wouldn't mind living in a cute little cottage like this today!

I love this little porch.




This would be a food preparation area....




...this would be for baking...




...and this room would be for laundry.




These images are of former slave quarters from a plantation.




You can see here how everything a family needed had

to be provided for in one room...




...and the other side of that room...




Finally, here's an old Georgia barn from the Civil War Era.




These old wheels just outside the entrance

provided some roundabout imagery.



Tomorrow I'll be sharing the fancy Dickey House, circa 1840 GA.


5 comments:

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

I love all the wonderful photos!!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Great photos, Andrea. And you know I would love that old barn! You could link it to Barn Charm.

anangloinquebec said...

Just looking at that barn and you can imagine the stories that lie within!

Bente said...

Oh, this was so interesting. I love the story from the pioners. Many norwegian travelled over the sees looking for a better life. I read many books from this time.
Hope you have more photos?

Have a great day.

Red Rose Alley said...

Andrea,
I really enjoyed the tour of the barn. I love this era...it was simpler time, and the women were graced with elegance, yet had much strength and faith. The men worked so hard and true. I watch the movie Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman, and always get a sense of what it would be like to live back then. They were simply courageous people.
Thanks for the wonderful tour.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

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