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Photo 2: Exterior of the Summer Kitchen and Laundry Building.

[Photo 2: Exterior of the Kitchen and Laundry.] with link to larger version of Photo.(Ulysses S. Grant Nation Historic Site)

This outbuilding housed both the kitchen and laundry spaces for the Main House. Fires made in this building cooked food and heated water for laundry.

Photo 3: Interior of the Summer Kitchen and Laundry.

[Photo 3: Interior of the Kitchen and Laundry.] with link to larger version of Photo.
(Ulysses S. Grant Nation Historic Site)

Questions for Photo 2 and Photo 3

1) What uses did White Haven’s residents have for this building? Who do you think usually worked here?

2) What type of working conditions do you think people experienced in this building in the summer?

3) Compare what you see in Photo 2 with what you saw in Photo 1. How are the buildings different? Why do you think these buildings are different?

4) Why do you think Julia would enter this building? Why do you think Mary Robinson would enter this building? How do you think these women each felt about this space? Why?

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