from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A building in which tan-bark is stored.
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At a tan-house, eight shoemakers dressed leather and made shoes.
Alfred made his way to Potts 'shoe-shop, passing the old tan-house on the way.
The white-washed fence opposite the window in the old tan-house had the appearance of a field covered with snow, with here and there a bit of cedar shrubbery growing on it.
Independent of this [the proprietor] has built in his yard several machines that the same current of water puts in motion; they consist of a corn mill, a saw mill, another to separate the cotton seeds, a tan-house, a tan-mill, a distillery to make peach brandy, and a small forge where the inhabitants of the country go to have their horses shod.
Each county was instructed to erect a tan-house and to employ tanners, carriers, and shoemakers.
I thank him for his politeness, and as little as himself care to visit the tan-house, which he calls his library. "