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  ICE HOUSE, MONTICELLO
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  • ICE HOUSE, MONTICELLO - Charlottesville
      ICE HOUSE, MONTICELLO
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  • NORTH PRIVY, MONTICELLO - Charlottesville
      NORTH PRIVY, MONTICELLO
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  • STABLES, MONTICELLO - Charlottesville
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  • ALL-WEATHER PASSAGEWAY, MONTICELLO - Charlottesville
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  • BASEMENT, MONTICELLO - Charlottesville
      BASEMENT, MONTICELLO
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The first refrigerator was built in Pennsylvania, USA by Oliver Evans in 1805 but practically in use far later, since the invention by Karl von Linde in Munich, Germany in 1873. Thus, ice, stored in icehouses, was used to preserve perishable food by the end of 19th century in upclass mansions. In Monticello frozen in the winter water was cut by the slaves and hidden, preserved and stored in the icehouse placed in the North Dependency wing. From time to time, the ice was pounded into one solid mass just to slow the melting process.

I've seem old privies (old name for a restroom, toilet) in seperate, small buildings put in a backyard of some houses in Williamsburg. At Monticello the privy is connected with the house basement by all-weather passageway.

Stables for a few horses placed also in the North Dependancy didn't look interesting for me.



Address: 931 Thomas Jefferson Parkway, Charlottesville, VA
Directions: Drive VA-20 South (Monticello Ave.) and turn left to VA-53 just after crossing I-64, some 1.5 mile up turn left to Monticello parking lots.
othercontact: publicaffairs@monticello.org
Phone: +1 (434) 984 9822
Website: http://explorer.monticello.org

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  • Written Sep 5, 2006
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