Aren't they fascinating?
Don't you just love the curved roof. Amazing!
The group sitting on the big screened-in porch at a friend's house had a lot of guesses bouncing around and no one knew for sure when they were built or why. One of the men was thinking maybe in the '20s but that is a wild guess.
They are root cellars! Big ones at that. So, (and this is an assumption) that once, long ago, the land where the current house is sitting was a large commercial farm. Perhaps all the produce was stored in these large root cellars and then hauled a few feet down to be loaded onto boats on the Elizabeth River headed for market.
I just love old things, things that make me wonder and learn and wish that I could travel back to those good times.... just for a day.
I am linking up to ABCWednesday. This week the letter is 'C' ... hence my Cellar entry. It's a fun meme. You should check it out.
and Outdoor Wednesday. That's another fine meme.
Keep rowing down the river of life,