The Garden Guide

Book: History of Garden Design and Gardening
Chapter: Chapter 5: Gardens in Asia, America, Africa, Australia

Ice houses in America

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870. Ice is in profuse abundance. 'I do not imagine,' says Mrs. Trollope, 'that there is a house in the city of New York without the luxury of a piece of ice to cool the water, and harden the butter.' (Dom. Man. of the Amer., vol. ii. p. 182.)