New World Dutch Barns

KHS Spring Program 2019

Thursday, June 6th,2019

The New World Dutch Barns program was given in the Dutch Barn at Rockingham State Historic Site, Kingston – 84 Laurel Avenue, Franklin Township, NJ.

Mr. Elric Endersby

The program began with Victory Chase’s video on the Rockingham Barn Raising. The video was followed by an illustrated talk by Elric Endersby: “ARCADES and ANCHORBENTS: The Origins and Characteristics of New World Dutch Barns.”

In his talk Endersby examined these remarkable New Jersey vernacular structures and their Old World precedents. This examination of an early and iconic building type offers a rare opportunity to discover an early architectural tradition within a notable example – the Nevius Dutch Barn at Rockingham State Historic Site.