Pine Mountain Settlement School
Series 10: BUILT ENVIRONMENT
Milkhouse, 1936 – c. 1949
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.
|Alt. Title||Milk House|
|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|
|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||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.|
|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.|
|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.