Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Historic Londontowne, Md.: Part 4: Carpenter's Shop, Tobacco Barn, House

Rob outside the Carpenter's House
This is Part 4 of our blog on historic, abandoned Maryland town called Londontowne. In this blog we'll take you to the reconstructed Carpenter's shop, Tobacco barn and house. 
  Londontowne was a former colonial seaport founded on the South River in 1683 and abandoned in the 1700s. 

CARPENTER'S HOUSE - Of course the carpenter's house was made from wood. :)  It was two stories and the first story was the workshop. The second story was the sleeping quarters. The house layout had 2 peaks. It didn't match the regular house layout.

TOBACCO BARN AND "TIDEWATER TENEMENT" HOUSE - The tobacco barn and house were rebuilt side by side. The barn was a one story building with a peak roof. Inside were rafters from which the tobacco would hang upside down and dry out. The house, made of wood like the one seen in the model from yesterday's blog, was 2 stories although it had just 1 fireplace.
Inside the Carpenter's House - the 1st floor workshop
Carpenter's House

Tobacco Barn and house

Wooden House


The schematic for the house

The upstairs bedroom

Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

About us

I'm a simple guy who enjoys the simple things in life, especially our dogs. I volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy exercising, blogging, politics, helping friends and neighbors, participating in ghost investigations, coffee, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country music,writing books on ghosts and spirits, cooking simply and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.