BRICK (TAVERN) KITCHEN

William Deery constructed this building around 1810 and it follows the classic kitchen design of the day.  The medium sized open hearth fireplace was used to prepare meals for the tired and hungry travelers. Hearty game stews that would be kept hot and ready to serve guests at any time were popular with visitors. The surrounding woods were alive with small animals and fowl. Deery’s boys were taught to hunt as soon as they were old enough to withstand the kick of a rifle. The loft above was used for storage as well as living quarters for the slaves responsible for meals.