Vacant New Jersey

Vass Farmstead

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Restored New Jersey Agricultural 28 Photos

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John Vass, a German immigrant, erected this limestone farmhouse in 1812. Members of the Vass family were extensive landowners and involved in local politics, ice production and mining enterprises, in addition to farming. The farm remained in family ownership until 1922. The land on which the farmstead now sits was purchased using Green Acres funding and is now part of the county's 665-acre White Lake Wildlife Management Area, a popular fishing and recreational destination. While vernacular in style, the house retains a high degree of integrity. The current Trust grant will assist the first phase of house and barn preservation. Work will include masonry and foundation repointing and repairs, structural stabilization, and roof work. A previous grant helped fund a historic structure report for both the house and the barn.

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