Monday, January 19, 2009

The Walker Sisters Place

We hiked out to the Walker Sisters Place in Little Greenbrier on Dec.21. It was a beautiful blustery day, with snow dusted across the tops of nearby ridges.

The cabin construction began around 1850, and sections were added later as the family size increased. Five of the family's seven sisters lived together in this cabin until 1964, when the last sister passed away.

The barn is a small but very interesting structure with pieces of tools still hanging about.

The springhouse, located just next to the main house, was a handy place to keep their food cold year round.

A window in the main house. Form and function meet in the shutters - horseshoes make picturesque and sturdy hinges.

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