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Parsons Nursery, Seed Extractor Building, South side of U.S. Route 219, Parsons, Tucker County, WV



B&W Photos

HB1286434
View East, Seed Extractor Building On Left, Implement Building On Right

HB1286435
Lower Floor, Looking West, Seed Extractor.

HB1286436
Upper Floor, Looking Northeast, Drying Kiln.

HB1286437
Photo Copy Of Photograph, (original In Forest Service Office, Elkins, Wv, Photo #298180, 'seed Extracting Equipment'), D

HB1286438
Photo Copy Of Photograph, (original In Forest Service Office, Elkins, Wv, Photo #298181), D

HB1286439
Photo Copy Of Photograph, (original In Forest Service Office, Elkins, Wv, Photo #246860), Photographer Unknown, Ca


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Location
South side of U.S. Route 219, Parsons%252525252525252525252525252Bvicinity, WV

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS WV-237-K
Significance: The seed extractor building was built in 1934 with Forest Service general operating funds, as a part of the Parsons Nursery of the Monongahela National Forest. In it, pine and spruce cones were heated to loosen seeds from the cones, the cones were tumbled to extract the seeds, and the seeds were milled to remove the casing from the seeds. The building and its seed extracting equipment was used by the Forest Service and the State of West Virginia Department of Natural Resources until 1985. Since then, the building has been used for storage by the Tucker County and West Virginia University Cooperative Extension agent. This building is a rare example of a nursery facility housing its original equipment.

Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. VIEW EAST, SEED EXTRACTOR BUILDING ON LEFT, IMPLEMENT BUILDING ON RIGHT. (see also WV-237-5, WV-237-9, WV-237-h-1, WV-237-L-1)
2. LOWER FLOOR, LOOKING WEST, SEED EXTRACTOR.
3. UPPER FLOOR, LOOKING NORTHEAST, DRYING KILN.
4. Photo copy of photograph, (original in Forest Service Office, Elkins, WV, photo #298180, 'seed extracting equipment'), D. A. Oliver, 1934. LOWER FLOOR, LOOKING WEST, SEED EXTRACTOR.
5. Photo copy of photograph, (original in Forest Service Office, Elkins, WV, photo #298181), D. A. Oliver, 1934. LOWER FLOOR, LOOKING WEST, SEED EXTRACTOR.
6. Photo copy of photograph, (original in Forest Service Office, Elkins, WV, photo #246860), photographer unknown, ca. 1935. EQUIPMENT DETAIL, SEED WING REMOVER.


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