HISTORIC BARN REHABILITATION
LOCATION: BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NEW JERSEY
CLIENT: UNION COUNTY PARKS
MARKET SECTOR: PUBLIC
The County of Union engaged PS&S’ cultural resource specialists to perform archaeological monitoring services and to document the rehabilitation of an historically significant building within the historic district of Feltville / Glenside Park, situated in the Watchung Reservation.
Masker’s Barn is an important element of the National Register of Historic Places District of Feltville / Glenside Park, situated in the Watchung Reservation, a Union County Park. The barn’s rapidly deteriorating condition required a thorough makeover before it could be adaptively reused as a public meeting space.
The barn’s New Jersey and National Register status and the utilization of New Jersey Historic Trust funding for the rehabilitation project required that archaeological monitoring be conducted and that the project’s compliance with federal standards for rehabilitation of historic buildings be documented.
THE PS&S SOLUTION
PS&S’ cultural resource specialists performed archaeological monitoring and leveraged their lengthy experience with the Feltville / Glenside Park Historic District to prepare a report which was hailed by the New Jersey Historic Preservation Office as an important contribution to an understanding of the district. The barn has retained its National Register status and is now an excellent meeting space with modern amenities seamlessly blended into its historic fabric.