Root Cellars in America

Root Cellars in America

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For most people, the term Airoot cellarAi evokes an image of a brick or stone masonry subterranean structure tunneled into a hillside. These classic root cellars are only one of a number of different types of structures used to preserve root crops, vegetables and fruits over the past 400 years. The other structures include subfloor pits, cooling pits, house cellars, barn cellars, field root pits a trenches, and root houses. Root Cellars in America provides a history of all the structures, discusses their design principles, and details how they were constructed. The text is accompanied by period illustrations from the agricultural literature along with archaeological photographs.brick masonry could be water proofed with a lime-mortar wash over the entire wall. ... be screened to prevent rodents from getting in.100 These drains generally doubled as floor level ventilation intake pipes.101 Ventilation Root crops all giveanbsp;...

Title:Root Cellars in America
Author:James E. Gage
Publisher:Powwow River Books - 2009-01-01


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