Oxford Tree-Ring Laboratory - New Jersey
Felling Dates: Winter 1801/2, Winter 1802/3, Spring 1803
Posts (4/4) 1801, 1802 (C, ¼C); Tie beam (1/1) 1802 (C); Wall plate (0/1) . Site Master 1692-1802 SVNJx1 (t =7.52 RCNJx1; 7.05 FDSMx1; 6.47 MATHISTO).
The Silva Barn is a ground-level, three-bay barn with later additions surrounding it. It has a four-bent, heavy frame with full-width cambered tie beams in all four bents.
Dendrochronological analysis has shown that the original structure was built from trees felled in the winter of 1801/2 through to the spring of 1803, suggesting a construction date of the spring of 1803 or shortly thereafter
Worthington, M J and Seiter, J I 2013 “The Tree-Ring Dating of the Silva Barn, Milford, New Jersey," unpublished Oxford Tree-Ring Laboratory archive report 2013/18
This project was commissioned by Larry LaFevre and Carla Cielo of the Holland Township Historic Preservation Commission and funded by the New Jersey Historical Commission (NJHC Minigrant 2013) and the Holland Township Committee.
A copy of the dendrochronological report for this building can be found here.
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