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Armitage root cellar, exterior, Portland, Newfoundland.
Armitage root cellar, exterior, Portland, Newfoundland.
Descriptive TitleArmitage root cellar, exterior, Portland, Newfoundland.
CategoryMigration/settlement
Objects
TopicArchitecture, building and construction
Buildings
Outbuildings
Root cellars
DescriptionCellar currently owned by Peter Armitage and Barb Neis, Portland, Goose Bay, Bonavista Bay. Dimensions are 2 m x 2.8 m x 1.65 m high. Access is through hatch in upper level shed. Concrete walls, with concrete floor covered by sawdust and planking. Sawdust on floor of roof for insulation purposes. Roof vent on the north side. Believed to have been built by Gilbert Ash in the 1920s and has been in continuous use. It was rebuilt by John Ash, son of Gilbert Ash, in the late 1990s. Peter Armitage and Barb Neis bought the property from the Ash family in 2009 and replaced the roof of the cellar in 2010. It is currently used to store cabbage, carrots, potatoes, and paint, and has also been used a beer cooler in the past.
Date2011-07-06
CollectorArmitage, Peter
Location Depicted/DiscussedCanada - Newfoundland and Labrador - Portland
Recording LocationCanada - Newfoundland and Labrador - Portland
FormatImage/jpeg
TypeStill Image
Resource TypePhotograph
LanguageEng
CollectionIntangible Cultural Heritage Inventory - Knowledge and Practices concerning Nature and the Universe
CONTENTdm file name362.jp2
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