Those “Little Buildings”…Summer Kitchen?

1975 Located behind Arcanum Public Library-once part of Ivester House Recently we posted this question on our AWTHS FB page regarding “What are those little buildings sitting behind a main house”? What was their purpose or what were they called? We received a variety of comments among them: summer kitchen, smoke house, root cellar, storage […]

Spring Houses, Pump and Water Sheds

Pump shed Twin Twp. which had troughs for cool water to keep food products. A windmill sat on this property at one time. We are continuing our blog series after writing last time about summer kitchens, smoke houses and root cellars. We copy from Wikipedia about springhouses: A spring house, or springhouse, is a small building, usually […]

Inez Michael Brumbaugh Family

Inez Brumbaugh and her mother Emma’s collection Inez Michael was born October 18, 1904 and married Delbert Brumbaugh in 1923.   They had one daughter, Betty, who is Annette Stewart’s mother.  Inez lived as a child at the corner of Gordan-Landis Road and Hollansburg Sampson.  We are guessing Inez may have made these two pieces as […]

Marietta Culbertson Fourman & Dola Fourman Brumbaugh Quilts

Called “Glorified” Nine Patch or Orange Peel quilt of Marietta Marietta Culbertson Fourman was born 14 December 1856.  She married Henry O. Fourman 13 August 1874 according to their family Bible records.   They had two children, Samuel who died young and Isidor Agnes (Dola) who was second born in 1880.  Marietta passed 29 October 1940.  […]

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