Ice House

Ice House (HM4VV)

Location: Leesburg, VA 20176 Loudoun County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 6.758', W 77° 30.539'

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In winter this building was filled with ice cut from the Potomac River. The tick stone walls and many layers of straw provided sufficient insulation to preserve a supply of ice for summer use. When the family needed ice, large chucks were retrieved from under the straw and taken to the house.

The ice house was probably built sometime between 1876 and 1889. It remained in use until the mid-1930s and was restored by the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority in 1983.
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HM NumberHM4VV
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Year Placed2008
Placed ByNorthern Virginia Regional Park Authority
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 at 12:34am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 283073 N 4332273
Decimal Degrees39.11263333, -77.50898333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 6.758', W 77° 30.539'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 6' 45.48" N, 77° 30' 32.34" W
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Area Code(s)703, 540, 571
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 43234 Edwards Ferry Rd NE, Leesburg VA 20176, US
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