Thomas Jefferson's "Ice Box" at his home Monticello was 12 feet in diameter and 20 feet deep. Reportedly the tour guides said he had ice until October ever year.
In the summer of 1861 shops in Richmond, Virginia were advertising a summer treat, ICE CREAM. The collection and storage of Ice during the winter for the summer was a process much like the cutting of fire wood or the putting up of canned goods and other food stuffs. It would even a northern industry to be sent by ships from northern lakes and streams.