The Spring House @ Burritt on the Mountain
Fifty yards from the Gardiner Cabin was a "bold spring," meaning: a spring which provided a year-round source of water. In an effort to protect the spring from being filled-in with leaves and debris, the farmer often built a springhouse over the spring opening. The simple structure also served as a refrigerator. The springhouse base would be lined with stone which kept the water cool. Crocks of milk, eggs, butter, and any other perishable foods were kept in the stone-lined pool and would be kept fresh for days.