Icehouse (HMZDV)

Location: Nashville, TN 37076 Davidson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 12.931', W 86° 36.778'

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The Hermitage icehouse, a common feature on larger farms and plantations during the nineteenth century, stood on the north side of the smokehouse.

Archaeological excavation at this site in 1993 uncovered a portion of a 20 by 20 foot rectangular hole at least fifteen feet deep, the only remnant of the facility.

The pit was used to store and insulate winter ice and snow for use in cooling food and drink during the warm spring and summer months. The icehouse was completed in January of 1837, in conjunction with the reconstruction of the mansion after the 1834 fire. Although no description or image of the building exists, it is likely a low wooden A-frame structure once covered the pit.
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Date Added Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 10:18am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 534787 N 4007922
Decimal Degrees36.21551667, -86.61296667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 12.931', W 86° 36.778'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 12' 55.86" N, 86° 36' 46.68" W
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Area Code(s)615
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4580 Rachels Ln, Nashville TN 37076, US
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