The smokehouse was a ruin when bought. Only a portion of the south and west walls remained. The other walls had caved in years ago and of course, there was no roof. Current owner hand excavated the site unearthing old bottles and artifacts. In 1985 the smokehouse was rebuilt using the original stone uncovered on the site. Current owner's name and date are etched in the stone at the peak of the south wall. The actual smoking of meats took place in the rear part of the building where an interior dividing wall was built. The front part of the structure could serve multiple uses. Today the building can be used as a garden shed and workshop housing tools and hardware.