Root Cellars

I remembering seeing my first root cellar – in Delaware Township – many years ago.  It always catches me by surprise – and here are two views at different times of the year, in the spring and winter.

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Here is the same root cellar in the snow in Winter

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These were important household refrigerators many years ago, for storing various root vegetables, fruits and dairy such as milk and cheese.

This root cellar is also in Delaware Township.  I love the straight edges of the door and the stone placement above the doorway.

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A local historian gave me the contact info for a local farm in Franklin Township with a root cellar.  It is a beauty as you can see below.  The right side is has a slightly curved stone wall which follows the landscape and somewhat hides the root cellar.  This cellar has a large exhaust “hat” which the farmer said the deer regularly scratch against and dislodge.  He repositiondd it for this photo.

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We measured the inside dimensions to be roughly 15’x25′.  It has the original door with fittings.

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The inside is well preserved and show the racks the farmer used for temporary storage.

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The farmer graciously opened the door for me to photograph the inside.

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Here is a view of the opposite side of root cellar from the entrance..

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