The Southern New England Ice House on Birge Pond

The Southern New England Ice House on Birge Pond (HM1R2B)

Location: Bristol, CT 06010 Hartford County
Country: United States of America

N 41° 41.3', W 72° 56.955'

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For many years an icehouse stood on the southern shore of Birge Pond at the site of the present-day parking lot. In the days before refrigeration, ice was an important commodity and Birge Pond was the largest supplier of ice to the City of Bristol. The icehouse was by description a large barn about 60 feet long by 30 feet wide and was two stories tall. Packed in dry sawdust and ventilated so as to allow the escape of warm moist air, quality ice might keep for as long as 2 to 3 years. Originally owned by Eli Norton. The Southern New England Ice House, who retained ownership until 1933 when the icehouse, a victim of modern technology, was finally torn down.
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HM NumberHM1R2B
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Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, March 15th, 2016 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 670668 N 4617204
Decimal Degrees41.68833333, -72.94925000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 41.3', W 72° 56.955'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 41' 18" N, 72° 56' 57.3" W
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Area Code(s)860, 203
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 15-63 Crescent Dr Exd, Bristol CT 06010, US
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