Ash Grove Kitchen Outbuilding

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Title

Ash Grove Kitchen Outbuilding

Date

c. 1790

Description

Eighteenth Century Plantation Outbuilding Kitchen & Quarters .

Ash Grove House, dating to circa 1790, was built by Thomas Fairfax on land that had been acquired by the Fairfax family in 1740. The small brick structure, identified as an outbuilding, is also presumed to date to c.1790. Its large fireplace and iron crane, with a beehive bake oven built into the wall next to it, identify its use as a plantation kitchen. The second floor, reached by still extant stairs and a trap door, includes a small fireplace, most probably served as living quarters for the enslaved individuals who worked there.

Creator

Thomas Fairfax

Source

Fairfax County Inventory of Historic Sites Nomination
Fairfax County Park Authority Archaeology and Collections
Our Stories and Perspectives Excavations and Artifacts Offer Clues Into Ash Grove’s History - Articles of Interest from the Fairfax County Park Authority: https://ourstoriesandperspectives.com/2022/02/28/excavations-artifacts-offer-clues-into-ash-groves-history/

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Location

Ash Grove Historic House. 8881 Ash Grove House Lane, Vienna, Va

District

Hunter Mill

Photo Credit

Courtesy FxCo Park Authority (FCPA)

Files

Ash grove kitchen outbuilding.jpg

Citation

Thomas Fairfax, “Ash Grove Kitchen Outbuilding,” Fairfax County African American History Inventory, accessed April 19, 2024, https://fairfaxaahi.centerformasonslegacies.com/items/show/174.

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