Cook House

A cook house is a small building where cooking was done for field hands. It is different from a summer kitchen because of its location, its occasional portability, and its association with farmhands or migrant workers. Cook houses were documented in only one place, the Potter County Potatoes region. The documented examples are small gable-entry structures designed to be easily moved. A stovepipe opening at the gable end opposite the entrance indicates the location of the stove. They were located near migrant workers' quarters in one case, and right in the field in another. The examples documented date to about 1945-60.

Cook house, Snowman Road, Potter County, c. 1960
Cook house, Snowman Road, Potter County, c. 1960.