Sunday, August 8, 2021

East Family Sisters' Shop

East Family Sisters' Shop (Shaker Silkworm House) at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill.

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Located on the northside of Village Road at the intersection of HWY 68 and 33, northeast of Harrodsburg. It is framed with clapboarding, 53' (five-bay front) x 25' (two bays), two-and-a-half stories on a slightly raised random ashlar basement, with a gable roof, double door with straight transom, stone steps with iron railing, and a small gabled cellar entrance on the side. It was built in 1855; restored after 1963.
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This building currently houses the weaving and spinning operations at Shaker Village. Costumed interpreters guide visitors through the everyday life of the Shakers.
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Photographer, William G. Johnson - for the Library of Congress.
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