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Kaatz Icehouse, 255 Whitney Avenue, Trumbull, Fairfield County, CT



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B&W Photos

HB255368
View Looking West, General Elevation

HB255369
View Looking Northwest, Elevation Facing Pond

HB255370
View Looking North, 3/4 Elevation

HB255371
View Looking Northwest, Showing Original Wing Of Icehouse To Right, Ice Elevator, And First Addition (ca

HB255372
View Looking Northeast, 3/4 Elevation, Land Front Of Icehouse

HB255373
View Looking Southwest, Northernmost Storage Room Through Channel Openings Toward Ice Elevator

HB255374
Interior View Of Ice Storage Room

HB255375
Interior View Of Ice Storage Room

HB255376
View Of Ice Elevator Riser System

HB255377
Photocopy Of Photograph, Ca

HB255378
Photocopy Of Photograph, Ca

HB255379
Photocopy Of Photograph, Undated (probably Ca


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Item Title


Location
255 Whitney Avenue, Trumbull, CT

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER CT-6
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-5).
Building/structure dates: 1929 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1978 demolished
Significance: The Kaatz Icehouse was the last large commercial icehouse in Connecticut (possibly on the East Coast) before demolition in May of 1978. Although constructed totally in the twentieth century (initial section in 1908), the Icehouse was one of the earliest industrial building in Trumbull, which remained basically a rural community until 1914.

Subjects
Gable Roofs
Gambrel Roofs
Agriculture


Related Names
Kaatz , Ernst
Josephson, Harry
Josephson, Louis
The People's Ice Company
Robstock, John


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. VIEW LOOKING WEST, GENERAL ELEVATION
2. VIEW LOOKING NORTHWEST, ELEVATION FACING POND
3. VIEW LOOKING NORTH, 3/4 ELEVATION
4. VIEW LOOKING NORTHWEST, SHOWING ORIGINAL WING OF ICEHOUSE TO RIGHT, ICE ELEVATOR, AND FIRST ADDITION (ca. 1915)
5. VIEW LOOKING NORTHEAST, 3/4 ELEVATION, LAND FRONT OF ICEHOUSE
6. VIEW LOOKING SOUTHWEST, NORTHERNMOST STORAGE ROOM THROUGH CHANNEL OPENINGS TOWARD ICE ELEVATOR
7. INTERIOR VIEW OF ICE STORAGE ROOM
8. INTERIOR VIEW OF ICE STORAGE ROOM
9. VIEW OF ICE ELEVATOR RISER SYSTEM
10. Photocopy of photograph, ca. 1910-15 'from the hill across the road.' VIEW LOOKING NORTHEAST, SHOWING ICEHOUSE BEFORE SOUTHERNMOST WING CONSTRUCTED. KAATZ HOUSE (NOW DEMOLISHED) IN FOREGROUND
11. Photocopy of photograph, ca. 1912 VIEW LOOKING NORTH, SHOWING SOUTHWEST ELEVATION OF ICEHOUSE TO LEFT ELFREIDA KAATZ HAWKINS IN FOREGROUND
12. Photocopy of photograph, undated (probably ca. 1910-15) VIEW LOOKING NORTHEAST FROM EDGE OF POND SHOWING ICE ELEVATOR


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