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Felling Date: Winter 1820/1
Posts (1/2) 1820 (C); Studs (2/4) 1820 (C), 1817; Tie beams (1/3) 1820 (C); Swing beam (1/1) 1818. Site Master 1623-1820 WYDNJx1 (t =10.45 HOLL1; 8.85 NPZNY; 8.44 SVNJx1).
The Wydner Barn is a 50’ x 32’ Pennsylvania forebay bank barn with a five-bent, heavy swing beam frame. Each bent is framed with full-width cambered tie beams and no intermediate posts. The associated farm was once part of a 484-acre tract that was sold to Jacob Bunn in 1806.
Dendrochronological analysis has shown that the original structure was built from trees felled in the winter of 1820/1.
Worthington, M J and Seiter, J I 2013 “The Tree-Ring Dating of the Wydner Barn, Milford, New Jersey," unpublished Oxford Tree-Ring Laboratory archive report 2013/19
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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