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Kitchen and Slave Quarter

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c. 1806
  • (Linda Suskie)

The probate inventory of Colonel Rogers (d. 1806) listed large numbers of bricks, suggesting that this building was then under construction (he owned about fifteen slaves). Later, Causey raised the roof on the kitchen-quarter, increasing the height of the cramped garret inside. This room is a rare Sussex County survival of a slave habitation. Both the stuccoed kitchen-quarter and nearby smokehouse-with-icehouse eventually became decayed; the latter is now ruinous, but a restoration of the former is contemplated.

Writing Credits

W. Barksdale Maynard


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W. Barksdale Maynard, "Kitchen and Slave Quarter", [Milford, Delaware], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Delaware

Buildings of Delaware, W. Barksdale Maynard. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2008, 245-246.

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