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Henry Whitehead Place, Smokehouse, Townsend, Blount County, TN



B&W Photos

HB1080216
Exterior, General View From Front

HB1080217
Exterior, General View From Rear

HB1080218
Exterior, Corner Front Detail Showing Dovetail Joints

HB1080219
Interior, View Looking In From Front Door


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Location
Smokehouse, Townsend vicinity, TN

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS TN-162
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-12).
Significance: Typical example of one of the most frequently built outbuildings of a mountain homestead. // c. 1898. Henry Whitehead, Builder. Oak logs. Square. Logs hewn on vertical faces and joints dovetailed. Split log shelf on the northeast wall. There is no permanent hearth in the smokehouse suggesting that meat was salted rather than smoked here. In case it was to be smoked, a portable hearth such as a tub with a fire of wood chips would be brought in.

Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. EXTERIOR, GENERAL VIEW FROM FRONT
2. EXTERIOR, GENERAL VIEW FROM REAR
3. EXTERIOR, CORNER FRONT DETAIL SHOWING DOVETAIL JOINTS
4. INTERIOR, VIEW LOOKING IN FROM FRONT DOOR


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