LEARN ABOUT EARLY KILNS

Picture Copied from Ira 2000 Annual Report

Extract from the "History of Ira, Vermont" By S.L. Peck

 2015

 Day's Lime Kiln

In the typical case limestone (CA CO3 or Calcium Carbonate) is converted to Lime (Calcium Oxide) by driving off the (Carbon Dioxide) with heat.

Pictures courtesy of Lew Hoffman and Tour Guide Zeb Davis

The Farm House was  Demolished  in 2001.

Llewella Belle Day

DAY'S LIME KILN - 2015

Picture taken from "History of Ira, Vermont" By S.L. Peck

Old Day Farm

1910

Llewella Belle Day

"The two Day brothers, Arden E. and Leonard W. , came to town about the year 1872 and bought of J.P. Giddings the old Tower farm, now owned by D. D. Day. Their wives were sisters, daughters of Amos Wetmore of North Ira, so called, and the four made a strong team of workers in any social or religious movement in the community."

DAY'S LIME KILN 1910