In accordance with archaeological evidence, the current kitchen was reconstructed on the foundations of the original. Eighteenth century kitchens were often separate structures from the house because of the danger of fire, and also because of the amount of heat and smoke produced by open hearth cooking.
Most likely, the kitchen was staffed by a female slave and also doubled as slave quarters.
Charlotte Museum of History
3500 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte, NC 28215
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