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Mount Vernon


Stove room

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Stove room, to the left of the Shoemaker's shop. The corner fireplace heated the greenhouse on the south side of this structure. Hot air from the fire was conducted through the flues and channeled under the greenhouse floor. In this way the potted trees in the greenhouse were kept warm at the roots. This was thought to be an improvement over earlier systems which conveyed heat behind walls and under windows.

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