09 Kingston Shed #2

09 Kingston Shed #2

Bill M.
The Kingston Sheds #1 & #2 flanking the Well House were cabin-like structures more often called cribs or covered pens. They were built to provide for dry storage, to store tools, fire wood, preserved goods, and seeds. Animals were kept in barns whereas dry goods were kept in a crib. Many cribs also had a loft for drier storage above ground. They were most often made from hand-hewn logs and "keyed" in the corners to provide enough strength to withstand tornados (so they say). One of the sheds probably served as a smokehouse to store and cure hams, pork, and bacon which were smoked over a slow-burning hickory fire. #33485539N #84_83960W #Antebellum_Plantation #Stone_Mountain_Memorial_Park
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