Historic Sotterley Warehouse (18th Century Stable)
You are standing in front of Historic Sotterley's 18th century stable. The early museum named it the Warehouse, although historically it was used as a stable. As you look on the side of the building, you will see the date,1757. This is accurate. Keep in mind, the owner of Sotterley from 1910-1940, Herbert Satterlee, from New York, took out the barn doors in the back and put in new terraced landscaping, using indigenous rock. Today, the Warehouse (stable) is used for a meeting place, and houses the "Urgency of Preservation" exhibit. If you look closely to some of the original brick, you may see some fingerprints of enslaved children who were assigned tasks such as making bricks. George Plater the third, bred horses for racing and would have boarded the animals here.
North view of Warehouse(stable)
1757 Brick Stable (Warehouse)
Brick Stable Warehouse in fall.
Backstory and Context