Reconstructed Dung Repository
Original Author: Rob Shenk, photographer
Created: May 10, 2013
Medium: Reconstructed farm outbuilding

Reconstructed Dung Repository

This open-sided farm outbuilding is a reconstruction of the original Repository for Dung at Mount Vernon. Located near the stable, the building stored horse manure that was mixed with other organic matter and converted into fertilizer for the plantation's gardens, orchard, and fields. The original recessed cobblestone floor of the repository is currently exposed to view.

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