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Collection DeTurk
Object Name Print, Photographic
Title Unrestored corner of kitchen cellar
Description A pre-restoration view of the corner of the ground-level kitchen and original floor bricks [see photo #XX], laid in running bond, showing the 20th-century floor level approximately 18-20 inches above the original 1767 brick floor, which was found by excavations along the east wall of the kitchen and against the eastern pier ["leg"] of the kitchen fireplace. This view shows the bricks and fragments ["brick-bats"] used to pave the various floor levels built-up as the water table and creek flooding periodically soaked the floors of the kitchen and "root" cellars. DTR09PH82--1001.01.171 is restored view of this corner after removal of the bricks and fill, exposing both the original (rectangular) drain tunnel site and the (circular) terra-cotta drain outlet installed in the 1970s. Damming both of these drains with the raised floor-fill contributed marginally to the damage to wooden elements of the doorways and degradation of mortar joints caused by the high ambient water table, frequently entrapped surface runoff, and (infrequently) creek flooding.
Photographer Larry Ward
Date 05/09/2009
People DeTurk, John
Print size 6.83 x 5.12 inches
Catalog Number 1001.01.095
Archive Number DTR09PH14
Frame# 5909-532
Search Terms DTR09PH
De Turck
De Turk
DeTurk House
Brick Floor
Brick Bat