Kaatz Icehouse

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Kaatz Icehouse
Kaatz Icehouse, 255 Whitney Avenue, Trumbull (Fairfield County, Connecticut).jpg
Kaatz Icehouse is located in Connecticut
Kaatz Icehouse
Kaatz Icehouse is located in the US
Kaatz Icehouse
Nearest city Trumbull, Connecticut
Coordinates 41°17′0″N 73°13′3″W / 41.28333°N 73.21750°W / 41.28333; -73.21750Coordinates: 41°17′0″N 73°13′3″W / 41.28333°N 73.21750°W / 41.28333; -73.21750
Area 22 acres (8.9 ha)
Built 1908
Demolished 1978
NRHP Reference # 77001395[1]
Added to NRHP September 19, 1977

The Kaatz Icehouse was located on the shore of Kaatz Pond, off Whitney Road in Trumbull, Connecticut. It was a wood-framed structure, built in 1908 by Ernest Kaatz, who ran an ice harvesting operation between 1908 and 1955. The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places on September 19, 1977.[1] It was razed in 1978 due to deterioration.[2][3] The local historical society claims it was the last icehouse standing in New England.[4]


Kaatz Pond, from which the ice was harvested in the winter.
The VFW and parking lot are built over the site of the old icehouse.

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Trumbull Historical Society (1997). Images of Trumbull. Charleston, S.C.: Arcadia. p. 72. ISBN 0-7524-0901-8. 
  3. ^ "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Kaatz Icehouse". National Park Service. 1977.  and Accompanying 6 photos, exterior and interior, from 1975 and 1976. Note the text document is not available on-line as of 8/2010.
  4. ^ Lauria, John (1996). "Trumbull, Connecticut, U.S.A. Early Industries". Trumbull Historical Society. Retrieved 2015-01-12. 

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