Meat Rations Building

foundation of meat rations building

 

This building – whose excavated foundation is exposed – stored rations for the enslaved community. At one time, it contained 113 barrels of pork and 15 ½ barrels of lard. Each week, every enslaved person old enough to work received 3 ½ pounds of salt pork and fish. Tradition holds that this building may have also been used as a jail.