HOUSE IN THE WOODS

Pine Mountain Settlement School
Series 10: BUILT ENVIRONMENT
House in the Woods, c, 1914 – late 1930s
House in the Woods pavilion in the snow. II_2_early_days_122a.jpg

House in the Woods pavilion in the snow. II_2_early_days_122a.jpg

“House in the Woods” was the first building constructed on the campus of Pine Mountain Settlement School. (Old Log was older, but had been moved to the School and re-constructed on its current site.)

House in the Woods was constructed to serve as a shelter for the first classes and recreation and community events held at the School. It was located on the south-facing mountain above Farm House and the Barn, roughly where the Jubilee cottage now sits. Since it was next to the road to Line Fork as that road passed through the campus, the building was easily accessed by the community coming from either Big Laurel or the Line Fork area.

Angela Melville Album II, Part I. "[?] House in the Woods" [melv_II_album_097.jpg]

Angela Melville Album II, Part I. “[?] House in the Woods” [melv_II_album_097.jpg]

“House” does not describe the actual structure which was more a pavilion, consisting of one large platform of about 40 feet by 40 feet. The pavilion housed an organ used for music and dance events. It had railing around much of the platform to protect users from falling into the woods that surrounded the building.

Remarkably, the building held together for many years and was used for a variety of community events. By the late 1930s it finally had deteriorated enough to necessitate its removal from the site. 

Many of earliest classes were held in the House in the Woods and many of the early images show children in various recreational activity at the School, particularly, dancing.

Angela Melville Album II. Part II. "School in House in the Woods", [melv_II_album_160.jpg]

Angela Melville Album II. Part II. “School in House in the Woods”, [melv_II_album_160.jpg]

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Title

House in the Woods

Alt. Title

House in the Woods Pavilion

Identifier

HOUSE IN THE WOODS

Creator

Pine Mountain Settlement School, Pine Mountain, KY

Alt. Creator

Ann Angel Eberhardt ; Helen Hayes Wykle ;

Subject Keyword

House in the Woods ; classrooms ; pavilions ; teachers ; organs ; music ; celebrations ; Pine Mountain Settlement School ; Pine Mountain, KY ; Harlan County, KY ; Farm House ; Barn ; Jubilee cottage ; road to Line Fork ; railings ; children ; dancing ;

Subject LCSH

House in the Woods — 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.
Historic Buildings — Kentucky — Appalachia.
Rural schools — Kentucky — History.
Schools — Appalachian Region, Southern.

Date Digital

2014-02-07

Publisher

Pine Mountain Settlement School, Pine Mountain, KY

Contributor

n/a

Type

Collections ; text ; image ;

Format

Original and copies of JPG 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

c. 1914 – late 1930s

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 House in the Woods, the first classroom constructed at the campus of Pine Mountain Settlement School ; clippings, photographs, books about House in the Woods ;

Acquisition

Constructed c. 1914

Citation

Pine Mountain Settlement School Institutional Papers, Pine Mountain Settlement School, Pine Mountain, KY

Processed By

Helen Hayes Wykle ; Ann Angel Eberhardt ;

Last Updated

2014-02-07 hhw ; 2014-05-15 aae ;

Bibliography

Source

Pine Mountain Settlement School Institutional Papers. Pine Mountain Settlement School, Pine Mountain, KY. Archival material.

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