Wagon House Ribbon Cutting   Leave a comment

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Wagon House Ribbon Cutting

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During an October 1st ribbon cutting ceremony,  restoration architect Dennis J. Kowal AIA LEED AP and his associate Stephen Malyszka, reminded attendees that only 600 pure Dutch-style constructed barns remain in the United States and they were proud to have preserved this one.   Gratitude was expressed to the hard-working members of the Hillsborough Historic Commission, whose tenacity resulted in saving this barn from permanent deterioration.  The owner of the barn, Interstate Development, paid for the restoration as a key element of their site improvements for their new retail center.  Another larger barn on the same site awaits restoration.

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The wagon house sat idle for years. Moisture and openings led to rot and a 15 degree tilt in the structure before restoration. 
This 1790 wagon house is one among only a few remaining intact structures of its kind.
   
Artifacts recovered during the restoration include this “Private Stock-Raritan Club” whiskey bottle from Raritan, New Jersey. The hay loft with a mix of original and restoration lumber.
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Senator Kip Bateman, Hillsborough Mayor Sherre McGowan and preservation architect, Dennis Kowal are about to enter the hay loft.

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Posted October 7, 2011 by Dennis Kowal Architects in Historic Preservation

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