Garden State Historic Preservation Trust Fund
Grant Award: $50,000 (2006); $150,000 (2010); $45,000 (2012); $150,000 (2016) Grant Recipient: Hunterdon Land Trust County: HunterdonMunicipality: Raritan Township
The historic farmstead is important as an example of the development of agriculture in Hunterdon County and consists of 40 acres of land and nine farm buildings. While the oldest building on the farm is a Georgian-styled residence constructed in the 1790s, a mid-19th-century bank barn and an early 20th-century milking barn are notable agricultural structures. The Hunterdon Land Trust acquired the property in 1999 and now utilizes the main house and the farmstead as its headquarters.
The Trust grant would help 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.
For more information, visit: www.hunterdonlandtrust.org