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New Jersey Historic Trust Affiliated with the Department of Community Affairs

Van Nest-Hoff-Vannatta Farmstead

Garden State Historic Preservation Trust Fund
Preserve New Jersey Historic Preservation Fund
Historic Site Management Grant
Capital Level I
Grant Award: $17,025 (2004); $50,000 (2006); $47,000 (2009); $25,000 (2021)
Grant Recipient: Harmony Township Historic Preservation Commission
County: Warren
Municipality: Harmony

The Hoff-Vannatta site is a remarkably intact farmstead that dates from the late 18th through 19th centuries. Outbuildings constructed throughout the 19th century surround the rough-cut stone farmhouse. The property was purchased in 2001 using Green Acres funding and is included in the Warren County Trail Project. The fields surrounding the historic property are leased for farming. The community is negotiating a long-term lease for the property to stabilize, preserve and adaptively use and interpret the farm site. 

The 2021 Trust grant will help fund rehabilitation of the first floor of the summer kitchen. The 2009 Trust grant helped fund the preparation of construction documents for the next phase of restoration. Previous grants helped fund identification of structural needs of the farmhouse and barn and preparation of a Historic Structure Report for the farmhouse, outbuildings and site. The farmstead is open for public events several times a year. 

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