This 23,000 square foot dormitory was once home to 100 Shakers. While the upper floors were used for sleeping, the ground floor contained food storage, kitchen and dining space. There is also a large meeting room in the house. Men used the east side of the building and the women used the west. During the early 20th century the Shakers installed electric lights, plumbing and radiator heat.
One of the famous Shaker chairs . . . apparently South Union has one of the best collections of Shaker artifacts.
Another view of the Wash House.