Department of Military and Veterans Affairs

New Jersey Historic Trust Affiliated with the Department of Community Affairs

Case-Dvoor Farmstead

Garden State Historic Preservation Trust Fund
Preserve New Jersey Historic Preservation Fund
Historic Site Managament Grant
Capital Level I Grant
Capital Level II Grant
Grant Award: $50,000 (2006); $150,000 (2010); $45,000 (2012); $150,000 (2015); $15,192 (2017); $750,000 (2019); $500,000 (2022)
Grant Recipient: Hunterdon Land Trust
County: Hunterdon
Municipality: Raritan Township

Dvoor Farmstead contains forty acres of protected land and seven farm buildings. The oldest building on the farm is a Georgian styled residence constructed in the 1790s. Also of note are the mid-nineteenth century bank barn and an early twentieth century horse barn. The farmstead is important as an example of the development of agriculture in Hunterdon County from the early nineteenth century through the middle of the twentieth century. The Hunterdon Land Trust acquired the property in 1999. The previous owner maintained life rights to the farmhouse. The Land Trust moved its offices onto the property and into the main house in 2009. Subsequently, through archaeological investigations, the farmstead has been noted to have significance related to Native American occupation.

The bank barn is in the heart of the farm complex. The large English-styled, six-bay building has sawn timber framing. It, along with its attached northern ell, was built in the second half of the nineteenth century. After World War II, the ground floor of both the barn and ell were altered to accommodate dairy production on the farm. There were some additions made to the building as well as much of the vertical siding has been replaced over time.

The 2022 Trust grant will help fund the rehabilitation of the bank barn.

The 2019 Trust grant helped fund rehabilitation of the bank barn and connected north ell for use as an event space. The 2017 grant helped fund the preparation of a structural assessment of seven outbuildings and the 2015 grant helped fund the replacement of the slate roof on the bank barn. Previous Trust grants helped fund site planning, archaeology, restoration of the farmhouse, and rehabilitation of a 19th-century wagon shed for use as a rustic classroom. 

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