GIRL’S INDUSTRIAL BUILDING

Pine Mountain Settlement School
Series 10: BUILT ENVIRONMENT (Physical Plant)
Girl’s Home Economics Building
Girl’s Industrial Building
aka: Elwood J. Carr Plant Center
aka: Industrial Kitchen

GIRL’S INDUSTRIAL BUILDING, 1924-25 – present

Girl’s Industrial. Facade, raking view from below. c. 1930s

E.J. Carr Plant Center

Girl’s Industrial in Fall light. Photo: H. Wykle

TAGS:  Girl’s Industrial Building, Ellwood J. Carr Plant Center, Industrial Kitchen, home economics, environmental education, classrooms, Cooperative Store,

Also known as the Ellwood J. Carr Plant Center, the Girl’s Industrial Building has served many functions over its lifespan. The long list of activities in the building includes:

1924-1925 Fireside Industries & Home Economics classes
1940s Cooperative Store
1953 or 1954 Primary building in grade school
1972? Office of Environmental Education Department
1976 Classroom for Special Education
198? E.J. Carr Plant Center

Cost: $4,701.00.

Built in 1924-25

Building and equipment valued at $4982.00

Construction: Two-story wooden frame building. The first floor, or basement, is stone.

Description: Three rooms, a fairly large kitchen with two coal stoves, a laundry with one coal stove, and a very large sewing room heated with a coal stove.

Comments: “The building is very poorly constructed. The joists and rafters are too small and are buckling badly.”


GALLERY Girl’s Industrial Restoration project


GIRL’S INDUSTRIAL BUILDING Gallery

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Title

Girl’s Industrial Building

Alt. Title

Ellwood J. Carr Plant Center

Alt. Title

Industrial Kitchen

Identifier

GIRL’S INDUSTRIAL BUILDING

Creator

Pine Mountain Settlement School, Pine Mountain, KY

Alt. Creator

Ann Angel Eberhardt ; Helen Hayes Wykle ;

Subject Keyword

Girl’s Industrial Building ; Pine Mountain Settlement School ; Pine Mountain, KY ; Harlan County, KY ; Ellwood J. Carr Plant Center ; Fireside Industries ; Home Economics classes ; Cooperative Store ; Environmental Education ; Special Education ; basements ; wood frame buildings ; kitchens ; coal stoves ; laundries ; sewing rooms ; joists ; rafters ; Mary Rogers ; weaving rooms ; Uncle William Creech Fountain ; Isaac’s Creek ; snow ; Boy’s House ; Playground ; Laurel House ;

Subject LCSH

Girl’s Industrial Building– 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

2013-09-21

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

1924 – present

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 Girl’s Industrial Building ; clippings, photographs, books about Girl’s Industrial Building ;
Girl’s Industrial Building, also known as “Girl’s Home Economics Building,” was begun in 1924. The weaving room was occupied in the first part of 1925. The remainder of the building was completed and occupied in the fall of 1925.  In 1940 the building and equipment was valued at $4,982.00. The Construction is a two-story wooden frame building with a basement of stone construction. The original building had three rooms on the main floor, with a fairly large kitchen and two coal stoves, a laundry with one coal stove, and a very large sewing room heated with a coal stove. It was noted in one record that the building was very poorly constructed and that the joists and rafters are too small and are buckling badly.

Acquisition

Constructed 1924-25

Citation

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

Processed By

Helen Hayes Wykle ; Ann Angel Eberhardt ;

Last Updated

2013-09-21hhw ; 2014-05-15 aae ; 2022-01-10 hhw ;

Bibliography

Source

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

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