TOOL HOUSE I

Pine Mountain Settlement School
Series 10: Built Environment

Tool House I, 1914 – 1951

Tool House I. Aerial view of Shed and Office.

Tool House I. Aerial view of Shed and Office. [II_5_old_log_office_217a.jpg]

The original Tool House I stood near the present Tool House II — just down the slope of the lawn. The construction was simple. Comprised largely of field stone gathered from cleared fields and with a gable roof, the building housed the critical tools used in repair and maintenance on the campus.

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Handwritten description of “The Toolhouse.” [II_5_old_log_office_211xxx.jpg]

Mary Rogers, here, describes the basics of the first Tool House on the campus. Constructed in 1914-15, the tool house was a critical storage structure and a focal point for all actions associated with the physical maintenance of the institution. Today Tool House II, next to the Office, serves much the same function and shares with Draper Building the role of keeping the physical needs of the School addressed through repair and maintenance of buildings, infrastructure, furniture, and various critical physical needs that have grown with time at the one-hundred-year-old institution.

Tool house and jeep.  [nace_1_052b.jpg]

Tool house and jeep. [nace_1_052b.jpg]

The building was also a fundamental player in the education of many students who passed through the School and found in their work assignments the threads of a life-long trade. Automotive mechanics, gardening, furniture making, landscaping, etc., required tools. “Tool House” was an apt name, as this was the location for housing the most important tools used in the upkeep and care of the facilities. The tools were kept in order by a visual system that was described in this manner: “…each tool had its portrait on the wall behind it.”

This original structure was torn down in 1951 and a new “Tool House II” was constructed during a summer workshop for young Quaker adults who came to the School to assist in the continuous upkeep required of the School facilities.


GALLERY – TOOL HOUSE I


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Series 10: BUILT ENVIRONMENT (Physical Plant)

Title

Tool House I

Alt. Title

Toolhouse ; Tool Shed I ;

Identifier

TOOL HOUSE I

Creator

Pine Mountain Settlement School, Pine Mountain, KY

Alt. Creator

Ann Angel Eberhardt ; Helen Hayes Wykle ;

Subject Keyword

Tool House I ; toolhouses ; tool sheds ; Pine Mountain Settlement School ; Tool House II ; field stone ; Mary Rogers ; storage facilities ; physical maintenance ; Office ; Draper Building ; repairs ; education ; trades ; tools ; workshops ; Quakers ; Pine Mountain, KY ; Harlan County, KY ;

Subject LCSH

Tool House I — Pine Mountain Settlement School (Pine Mountain, Ky.) — History.
Architecture — Pine Mountain Settlement School.
Pine Mountain Settlement School (Pine Mountain, Ky.) — History.
Harlan County (Ky.) — History.
vernacular architecture — Kentucky.
Historic Buildings — Kentucky — Appalachia.
Rural schools — Kentucky — History.
Schools — Appalachian Region, Southern.

Date

2013-10-24

Publisher

Pine Mountain Settlement School, Pine Mountain, KY

Contributor

n/a

Type

Collections ; text ; image ;

Format

Original and copies of images, documents, and correspondence in file folders in filing cabinet

Source

Series 10: Built Environment (Physical Plant)

Language

English

Relation

Is related to: Pine Mountain Settlement School Collections, Series 10: Built Environment (Physical Plant) ; Kentucky Virtual Library collections <http://www.kyvl.org/> [searchable]
Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives <http://www.berea.edu/library/Special/saarchives.html>
Transylvania College Archives <http://www.transy.edu/libspcoll.html>
Univ. of KY Appalachian Archives <http://libraries.uky.edu/libpage.php?lweb_id=84&llib_id=13>
National Historic Landmarks Database <http://tps.cr.nps.gov/nhl/detail.cfm?ResourceId=1756&ResourceType=District>

Coverage Temporal

1914 – 1951

Coverage Spatial

Pine Mountain, KY ; Harlan County, KY ;

Rights

Any display, publication, or public use must credit the Pine Mountain Settlement School. Copyright retained by the creators of certain items in the collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Donor

n/a

Description

Core documents, correspondence, writings, and administrative papers about Tool House I  ; clippings, photographs, books about Tool House I ;

Acquisition

Constructed 1914 – 1915

Citation

“[Identification of Item].” [Collection Name] [Series Number, if applicable]. Pine Mountain Settlement School Institutional Papers. Pine Mountain Settlement School, Pine Mountain, KY.

Processed By

Helen Hayes Wykle ; Ann Angel Eberhardt ;

Last Updated

2013-10-24 hw ; 2014-05-21 aae ; 2016-03-09 aae ;

Bibliography

Source

“Tool House 1.” Series 10: Built Environment (Physical Plant). Pine Mountain Settlement School Institutional Papers. Pine Mountain Settlement School, Pine Mountain, KY. Archival material.

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