Thursday, August 14, 2014

The Adena Mansion & Gardens a look “Inside” the “Out” Buildings

MQTlogoa A QUALITY TIME ADVENTURE.. or is it an inside out post LOL….


For a “review” of my initial post:: Walkabout The Adena  Estate of Thomas Worthington


DSC_0023 The building on the left.. “summer kitchen” OR  is it the “Smoke House?”  For it’s time The house was considered very modern in that it had a kitchen inside the house as well.


The building on the right::



DSC_0030 The same year Worthington made his trip to the frontier, he and Eleanor Swearingen were married in Shepherdstown, Virginia, in December of 1796. The couple disapproved of slavery and wanted to free their inherited slaves and relocate them to the Northwest Territory which forbade slavery. Thomas and his brother-in-law Edward Tiffin made a second visit to the territory to prepare houses and cabins for the move. In the spring of 1798, a large group composed of Worthington, Swearingen, and Tiffin family members, freed slaves, and skilled workers made their way to the settlement of Chillicothe. READ MORE










The cool water from the Spring House helped in keeping dairy products cool in the heat of an Ohio summer.



DSC_0151Heading over to the barn. You will find farm animals on the lower level.



DSC_0161 What is at the far end of the barn?


“In colonial times the Conestoga wagon was popular for migration southward through the Great Appalachian Valley along the Great Wagon Road. After the American Revolution it was used to open up commerce to Pittsburgh and Ohio. In 1820 rates charged were roughly one dollar per 100 pounds per 100 miles, with speeds about 15 mi (24 km) per day. The Conestoga, often in long wagon trains, was the primary overland cargo vehicle over the Appalachian Mountains until the development of the railroad. The wagon was pulled by a team of up to eight horses or up to a dozen oxen. For this purpose, the Conestoga horse, a special breed of medium to heavy draft horses, was developed.” READ MORE


DSC_0164 A little dark here on the lower level…





Thomas Worthington employed a number of tenants for a variety of reasons. Some of them managed his gristmills, sawmills, distilleries, and cattle operations. They lived in Worthington’s houses in various parts of Ross and Madison Counties, while other lived on the Adena farm. Read More

DSC_0188 “Worthington made his fortune investing in land in Ohio, alongside such other real estate moguls as George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Duncan McArthur (another Ohio kingpin who later became governor). Adena was the seat of a vast empire of tenant farmers along the Paint River near Chillicothe.” READ MORE

DSC_0186 “Almost six feet in height, well built, and robust, this young pioneer
might have been considered handsome. His complexion was ruddy, his hair sandy. A long, moderately aquiline nose and dark-blue, piercing,
heavy-browed eyes relieved his otherwise rather impassive English countenance. His disposition was on the sober side; he smiled when other men laughed, and chuckled when they guffawed.” READ MORE

gs Joe Todd Reporting from the GREAT STATE OF OHIO….. Have a great day and get outside and enjoy what is left of the summer. I heard we are now loosing 2 minutes of sunlight daily…


The Adena Mansion & Gardens a look inside the “Out” Buildings   BACK IN THE DAY:: A big bug bit a bold bald bear and the bold bald bear bled blood badly. Now say that real fast.. LOL


mun said...

Thank you for sharing these photos. I feel like I have been transported back in time looking at the rooms. The smokehouse looks kinda creepy to me.

Sunshine? There is plenty here. You are welcome to drop by to visit. :)

Small Kucing said...

Interesting house to walk around. Nice that it have been so well preserved.

I think the building on the left might be smoke house.

Jenn Jilks said...

I love these trips!

Rajesh said...

Beautiful place. The collection is amazing.

carol l mckenna said...

such history in your wonderful photography post for OWT ~ Love the wagon and sheep shots ~

artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

Sylvia K said...

What a wonderful, beautiful place and amazing it is indeed!! Superb captures as always, Joe, and a great post! I do totally agree with the thought at the the beginning of your post today. We can miss a lot of the good that there is when we're too busy whining! Have a great week!

eileeninmd said...

What a great tour.. I love the barn and wagon... Thanks for sharing, have a happy week!

Photo Cache said...

beautiful shots. thanks for taking us with you on this tour.

Bonny Bonafilla said...

What an interesting house, and how wonderful to see so much of the fabric and fixtures preserved so well. Thanks for sharing, Bonny

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