‘Practical Preservation Podcast featuring Author Michael Olmert, Kitchens, “Smokehouses, and Privies: Outbuildings and the Architecture of Daily Life in the Eighteenth-Century Mid-Atlantic”

On this week’s episode of the Practical Preservation Podcast Danielle spoke with author Michael Olmert about his book Kitchens, Smokehouses, and Privies: Outbuildings and the Architecture of Daily Life in the Eighteenth-Century Mid-Atlantic.  Michael explained how by looking at buildings, we can discover clues about every day life from when they were used.  We also learned about hexagonal and octagonal rooms, and why 18th century American dairies had northern facing doors.  

You can find Michael in the English Department at University of Maryland.  

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