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AIA NJ recognizes this NJ State Historic Preservation Office Award winning project designed by HMR Architects of Princeton, NJ

 

rh5The reconstruction of the Nevius Dutch barn at Rockingham is a complete and accurate reconstruction of this threatened building type.  Prior to being dismantled the barn was threatened by neglect.  After being dismantled the barn remained in storage for over a decade until the project started in 2013.  The reconstruction of the barn included re-erecting the repaired frame on a new concrete slab.  The frame was then enclosed with new clapboard siding, traditionally fabricated board and batten doors and a cedar shake roof.  A new wood floor was installed over the slab and lighting, fire detection and infrared heaters were installed to provide a three-season space.

Originally located on Middlebush Road in Franklin Township, the Rockingham Dutchrh4 barn had been anglicized prior to being dismantled, meaning its side aisle walls were raised and the roof ridge was rotated ninety degrees.  When it was dismantled, all of the original main H-bents were salvaged along with any original side aisle timbers and rafter plates that could be re-used.  Additionally, timbers were retained if they contained information, such as mortises, that provided evidence of the original configuration and evolution of the barn.  This included some floor joists which, although they were too deteriorated to be re-used, were actually original wall posts that provided valuable information on the original construction.  These timbers Continue reading

The Bergen County Historic Preservation Commission commends the Closter Borough Hall with an award on May 4th, 2017

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On May 4, Bergen County Executive James J. Tedesco III, the Board of Chosen Freeholders, the Department of Parks, the Division of Cultural and Historic Affairs and the Bergen County Historic Preservation Advisory Board, celebrating 35 years of historic preservation in Bergen County, N.J., recognized 13 deserving recipients with Bergen County Historic Preservation Awards.

AIA NJ wishes to congratulate the design team, including AIA N.J. Past President Michael Hanrahan, AIA and Clarke Caton Hintz, for being recognized for their contributions to the preservation of the Closter Borough Hall.

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Michael Hanrahan, AIA – 2011 President

“Clarke Caton Hintz was pleased to be part of this wonderful project.  It’s always nice to see a valued building restored so that it can continue to serve the community for generations to come”                                               ~Michael Hanrahan, AIA

Award Category: Restoration

Project Team: Mayor Emeritus Sophie Heymann and Council; Michael Hanrahan, AIA Clark Caton Hintz architectural firm; William Dahle, Superintendent, Dept. of Public Works; former Borough Administrators Richard Sheola and Jonathan DeJoseph; former Councilman Thomas Hennessey; members of the Closter Historic Preservation Commission.

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