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Herman Farm, Wash House, North side of Showalter Road, East of I-81, Hagerstown, Washington County, MD



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B&W Photos

HB610418
Northeast View, West And South Elevations

HB610419
Southwest View, East And North Elevation, House To Left, Barn In Background

HB610420
Interior, Wash House, West Wall, Showing Fireplace And Stair

HB610421
Interior, Smoke House, North View


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Item Title


Location
East of I-81, Hagerstown vicinity, MD

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS MD-993-C
Building/structure dates: 1856
Significance: This wash house - smoke house combination is the only remaining period outbuilding in this well documented mid-nineteenth century farm complex. As a domestic outbuilding it reflects the rural building traditions of Washington County and the larger region of south-central Pennsylvania and mid-Maryland. It helps to promote understanding of 19th century domestic industry in such activities as cooking, canning, washing, butchering and meat smoking. The building is also significant for its intact quality with interior and exterior elements in place.

Subjects
Smokehouses
Washhouses


Related Names
Nye, Larry, Photographer
Reed, Paula S., Historian


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. NORTHEAST VIEW, WEST AND SOUTH ELEVATIONS
2. SOUTHWEST VIEW, EAST AND NORTH ELEVATION, HOUSE TO LEFT, BARN IN BACKGROUND
3. INTERIOR, WASH HOUSE, WEST WALL, SHOWING FIREPLACE AND STAIR
4. INTERIOR, SMOKE HOUSE, NORTH VIEW


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