Category:  Architecture Photography | Posted: January 31, 2019

3 images of histotic ice house

1850 Ice house

by greentop

Historic Building (s) Contest Entry 
A collage of three photos taken from a series of photos taken over a period of 20 years. The Ice storage house was located on a 130 acer dairy fam, owned by a Quaker family. It dates back to 1850.
The farmer would dam up a stream located 100 yards behind the Ice house. A huge pond was formed. It would freeze over. They would cut large slices of ice. Store it in the ice house.
The wall of the building was made out of red brick. Two feet thick. The inside was dug out to about five feet below the bottom of first door. I have to guess at the inside diameter. 15 to 20 ft. They would stack the ice up to top of the bottom door. They Access thru the top door. Over the years the farm was sold to Green Acers. All the buildings were vandalized destroyed. The property is located in a small town in Marlton NJ. Fifteen miles out of the Philadelphia Pa. A Quaker Town.


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