William Holmes McGuffey Smokehouse

Summary

This building is a replica of a shed found on site when Henry Ford's assistants dismantled McGuffey's log home birthplace in southwestern Pennsylvania. While there is no evidence that this was originally a smokehouse, the size and form of the original shed, and the presence of other smokehouses in the area, suggest that this might have been one.

This building is a replica of a shed found on site when Henry Ford's assistants dismantled McGuffey's log home birthplace in southwestern Pennsylvania. While there is no evidence that this was originally a smokehouse, the size and form of the original shed, and the presence of other smokehouses in the area, suggest that this might have been one.

Artifact

Smokehouse

Date Made

1934

Subject Date

circa 1790

Creators

Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village 

Cutler, Edward James, 1882-1961 

Place of Creation

United States, Michigan, Dearborn 

Creator Notes

Replication of a circa 1790 shed found at the McGuffey birthplace. It was built at Greenfield Village in Dearborn, Michigan by Edward J. Cutler in 1934, using materials from the original Washington county, Pennsylvania site.

Greenfield Village
 On Exhibit

at Greenfield Village in Porches and Parlors District

Object ID

32.1045.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Wood (Plant material)
Oak (Wood)
Stone (Worked rock)

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