Kitchen at MacCallum Place in Flags in the Dust (Location)

Display Label: 
MacCallums' Kitchen
Type: 
Other Structure
Authority : 
Context (text, as interpreted)
X: 
1741
Y: 
337
Description: 

The kitchen where Mandy cooks and the MacCallums eat is, as is the case in many of the larger houses in Jefferson and Yoknapatawpha, in "a separate building" from the main house (336). (This common southern design feature helped keep the heat and odor of cooking out of the 'big house,' and at the same time provided the white family's black servants with a place indoors where they could meet - as when Bayard first enters this kitchen and finds "two negro men and a half-grown boy" sitting "behind the stove," talking with Mandy, 336). There is a "disused shed behind the kitchen" which Buddy uses as a kennel for the possums he captures (338).

Role: 
Site of Event
Status: 
Continuous
If "Other Structure," specify: 
Kitchen

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