Henderson Associates Architects designed a 2 story stand alone Summer Kitchen for the Benjamin Stephenson House. The Summer Kitchen is a historic representation of an early to mid 1800 kitchen, complete with an operational masonry beehive oven, masonry cooking fire place and second story servant’s quarters. The kitchen is utilized for hands on history but has modern amenities such as a disguised in wall heater, a hand washing sink with in-line water heater, frost proof exterior hose bib and ADA accessibility.
While the summer kitchen was under construction, HAA assisted with the design concept for the masonry privy. This building is utilized for storage and display purposes only.
Early in 2007, HAA was retained to design a third historic support structure for the Benjamin Stephenson House . The full masonry Wash House is a one-room teaching space and with public restrooms at the opposite end. The teaching room is a charming space with a brick wood-burning fireplace, brick floor and exposed beam cathedral ceiling where students learn the methods employed to complete daily household chores in the 1820s era .