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Putlog Holes with Apples, Colonial Williamsburg, VA

Putlog Holes with Apples, Colonial Williamsburg, VA

 

When you visit historic Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia, you expect to learn much about early American history. The following link will provide the history lesson but first you may want to know about putlog holes. Putlog holes are niches in masonry construction that supported the scaffolding for 18th century masons.

Putlog holes were normally filled with mortar when construction was completed. The putlog holes are open at the Palmer House and it is a Christmas tradition to place apples in the putlog holes. Read the full story at the following link.

Apples, Putlog Holes, and Provost Marshals

The putlog holes of the Palmer House stayed open for two decades, until 1779 when mortar filled the blanks, but it wasn't until 1953 that they were filled with apples.

Lise Howe recently commented on this old blog and I decided to post it again.

 

 

Apple, Putlog Hole, Palmer House, Colonial Williamsburg IMG_2994 

 

Palmer House, Colonial Williamsburg IMG_2993

Photographs by Roy Kelley

Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

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Comment balloon 15 commentsRoy Kelley • May 12 2016 07:49AM
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