Pine Mountain Settlement School
Milkhouse, 1936 – c. 1949


“Students Building Milkhouse,” from the Annual Report to Board of Trustees,1937-1938, by Glyn Morris, page 8. [pmss_1937-38_boar008_cropped]

MILKHOUSE, 1936 – 1949(?)

TAGS: Built environment, vernacular architecture Milkhouse, dairy program, stonework, student labor, milk storage, Ayrshire cows

The Milkhouse was an out-growth of the dairy program at the School. It was constructed by students at the School in 1936 to give a sanitary site to hold and process the milk from the Ayrshire dairy herd. it was very small in scale.

The structure was roughly square in shape and originally had a pyramidal roof and a poured concrete floor. The facade, which faced north, had two entrances. Windows, casement in type, were located on the three remaining sides of the building. The building materials included uncut field stone and board-and-batten upper section. The stone came from a plentiful supply pulled from the very stony farmyard next door. The Milkhouse sat between the west end of the Barn and Farm House.

Today the building is in ruin. The stone walls and some remains of a brick chimney flue at the rear of the building are all that can be found at its original location.

Title Milkhouse
Alt. Title Milk House
Identifier Permalink:
Creator Pine Mountain Settlement School
Alt. Creator Pine Mountain Settlement School students
Subject Keyword : Milk House ; Milkhouse ; Pine Mountain Settlement School, KY ; settlement schools ; vernacular architecture ; dairy ; Ayrshires ; cows ; milk ; milk processing ; milking ; facades ; casement windows ; field stone ; board and batten ; Barn ; Farm House ; stone walls ; chimneys ; Harlan County, KY ; Pine Mountain, KY ;
Subject LCSH Milkhouse — Pine Mountain Settlement School — History.
Milkhouse — Pine Mountain Settlement School — Architecture.
Pine Mountain Settlement School — History.
Rural schools — Kentucky — History.
Farm life — Appalachian Region, Southern.
Farmers — Appalachian Region, Southern.
Agriculture — Appalachian Region, Southern.
Local foods — Appalachian Region, Southern.
Food habits — Appalachian Region, Southern.
Appalachian Region, Southern — Social life and customs.
Rural schools — Appalachian Region, Southern.
Schools — Appalachian Region.
Farms — Appalachian Region.
Date 2001-05-27 ; 2013-12-31 ;
Publisher Pine Mountain Settlement School, Pine Mountain, KY
Type collection ; image ; text ;
Format Documents ; collection of photographs ; misc. formats ; photograph albums
Source Series 10: Built Environment
Language English
Relation Is related to: Pine Mountain Settlement School Collections, Series 10: Built Environment (Physical Plant) ; Kentucky Virtual Library collections <> [searchable]
Berea College Southern Appalachian Archives <>
Transylvania College Archives <>
Univ. of KY Appalachian Archives <>
National Historic Landmarks Database <>
Coverage temporal 1936 – 1949(?)
Coverage spatial Kentucky ; Southern Appalachians ; Pine Mountain, KY ; Harlan County, KY ;
Rights Any display, publication, or public use must credit 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 The Milkhouse was a small building sited between the Barn and the Farm House and was used in the processing and storage of milk at the campus during the boarding school years.
Acquisition Constructed 1936
Citation Pine Mountain Settlement School Manuscript Collection, PMSS Archives. Pine Mountain, KY.
Processed by Helen Hayes Wykle ; Ann Angel Eberhardt ;
Last updated 2006-11-01 hw ; 2012-07-01 hw; 2013-12-31 hw ; 2014-05-17 aae ; 2022-07-08 aae ;


Pine Mountain Settlement School Manuscript Collection, PMSS Archives. Pine Mountain, KY. Archival material.

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