NEW JERSEY



Angel-Ditzel Barn

Angel-Ditzel Barn, Milford, New Jersey (40.58344, -75.15370)

Felling dates: Winter 1824/5, Spring 1825

Ceiling joists (5/6) 1824 (¼C, C); Posts (2/3) 1811 + 11nm, 1824 (¼C); Rail (0/1). Site Master 1667-1824 ADNJx1 (t =8.71 FORES; 8.31 EAPANN; 7.94 MD2011). 

The Angel-Ditzel barn is a 50’ x 30’ Pennsylvania forebay bank barn incorporating the lighter German system of framing, with four bents framed with full-width tie beams and intermediate posts. Dendrochronological analysis has shown that the original structure was built from trees felled in the winter of 1824/5 through to the spring of 1825, suggesting a construction date of the spring of 1825 or shortly thereafter.

Worthington, M J and Seiter, J I 2013 “The Tree-Ring Dating of the Angel-Ditzel Barn, Milford, New Jersey," unpublished Oxford Tree-Ring Laboratory archive report 2013/16

This project was commissioned by Larry LaFevre and Carla Cielo of the Holland Township Historic Preservation Commission and funded by the New Jersey Historical Commission (NJHC Minigrant 2013) and the Holland Township Committee.

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Richard Cain Barn

Richard Cain Barn, Milford, New Jersey (40.583449, -75.064746)

Felling dates: Winter 1793/4

Tie beams (2/2) 1793 (C); Posts (3/4) 1793 (C), 1789; Swing beam (1/1) 1793 (C); Rail (1/1) 1793 (C); Brace (0/1). Site Master 1550-1793 RCNJx1 (t =7.14 HUTCH; 6.92 DC-AREA; 6.84 NY040).

The Richard Cain Barn is a ground-level, three-bay barn with later additions to the north and west. It is the only remaining barn framed with gunstock posts in Holland Township. It has a four-bent, heavy swingbeam frame with full-width cambered tie beams in all four bents and no intermediate posts.

Dendrochronological analysis has shown that the original structure was built from trees felled in the winter of 1793/4, suggesting a construction date of the winter of 1793/4 or shortly thereafter.

Worthington, M J and Seiter, J I 2013 “The Tree-Ring Dating of the Richard Cain Barn, Holland, New Jersey," unpublished Oxford Tree-Ring Laboratory archive report 2013/17

This project was commissioned by Larry LaFevre and Carla Cielo of the Holland Township Historic Preservation Commission and funded by the New Jersey Historical Commission (NJHC Minigrant 2013) and the Holland Township Committee.

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Silva Barn

Silva Barn, Milford, New Jersey (40.597575, -75.121743)

Felling dates: Winter 1801/2, Winter 1802/3, Spring 1803

Posts (4/4) 1801, 1802 (C, ¼C); Tie beam (1/1) 1802 (C); Wall plate (0/1) . Site Master 1692-1802 SVNJx1 (t =7.52 RCNJx1; 7.05 FDSMx1; 6.47 MATHISTO). 

The Silva Barn is a ground-level, three-bay barn with later additions surrounding it. It has a four-bent, heavy frame with full-width cambered tie beams in all four bents.

Dendrochronological analysis has shown that the original structure was built from trees felled in the winter of 1801/2 through to the spring of 1803, suggesting a construction date of the spring of 1803 or shortly thereafter.

Worthington, M J and Seiter, J I 2013 “The Tree-Ring Dating of the Silva Barn, Milford, New Jersey," unpublished Oxford Tree-Ring Laboratory archive report 2013/18

This project was commissioned by Larry LaFevre and Carla Cielo of the Holland Township Historic Preservation Commission and funded by the New Jersey Historical Commission (NJHC Minigrant 2013) and the Holland Township Committee.

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Wydner barn

Wydner Barn, Milford, New Jersey (40.58965, -75.0990)

Felling dates: Winter 1820/1

Posts (1/2) 1820 (C); Studs (2/4) 1820 (C), 1817; Tie beams (1/3) 1820 (C); Swing beam (1/1) 1818. Site Master 1623-1820 WYDNJx1 (t =10.45 HOLL1; 8.85 NPZNY; 8.44 SVNJx1). 

The Wydner Barn is a 50’ x 32’ Pennsylvania forebay bank barn with a five-bent, heavy swing beam
frame. Each bent is framed with full-width cambered tie beams and no intermediate posts. The associated farm was once part of a 484-acre tract that was sold to Jacob Bunn in 1806.

Dendrochronological analysis has shown that the original structure was built from trees felled in the winter of 1820/1.

Worthington, M J and Seiter, J I 2013 “The Tree-Ring Dating of the Wydner Barn, Milford, New Jersey," unpublished Oxford Tree-Ring Laboratory archive report 2013/19

This project was commissioned by Larry LaFevre and Carla Cielo of the Holland Township Historic Preservation Commission and funded by the New Jersey Historical Commission (NJHC Minigrant 2013) and the Holland Township Committee.

A copy of the dendrochronological report for this building can be found here. Click here

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