An Early Well House, Sturbridge, Massachusetts

Collection Type

  • Books and periodicals

Date

1963

GUSN

GUSN-169726

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Description

While early houses are well documented through historical records, diaries and even many still-standing examples, many accessory buildings are neglected. Privvies, smoke houses and well houses were rarely recognized in records, and because of their gradual disuse are now rare in their original form. A well house in Sturbridge, Mass., while not on its original foundations, provides welcome insight for historical home enthusiasts.

Details

Additional Identification Number

Article ID 102

Collection Code

SC001

Collection Name

Old-Time New England

Reference Code

SC001.1963.053.191.002

Abstract

While early houses are well documented through historical records, diaries and even many still-standing examples, many accessory buildings are neglected. Privvies, smoke houses and well houses were rarely recognized in records, and because of their gradual disuse are now rare in their original form. A well house in Sturbridge, Mass., while not on its original foundations, provides welcome insight for historical home enthusiasts.

Date Notes

Volume 53, Number 191 (Winter, 1963)

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Record Details

Originator

John Obed Curtis (Author)

Publications Referencing This Collection

(1963). Old Time New England. Boston, Mass.: Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities.

Description Level

Item

Place of Publication

Boston, Mass.

Publisher

Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities

Publisher Series

Old Time New England