The Cow Barn (ca. 1850)

The five-bay structure, of mortise-and-tenon construction, was built in two parts around the second quarter of the 19th century.

The Cow Barn exhibits some 20th-century alterations but remains a good example of small outbuildings once characteristic of the region’s farmsteads.

The Cow Barn has traditional English framing with clapboard and vertical sheathing.  

It is 12’ wide (18’ with 6’ lean-to addition), 30’ long (54’ with a 24’ addition) and is 15’ high at the peak.

Special features:

• Clapboard
• Vertical Sheathing
• Alternate siding
• Asymmetrical bracing


In the process of being restored and adaptively repurposed as a historic museum and welcome center.





Farmstead Arts Center, 450 King George Road, Basking Ridge, New Jersey 07920 | (908) 636 7576

Office Hours: Monday - Wednesday 9 am – 1 pm
Farm House (open to the public): Monday - Wednesday 11 am – 1 pm
Gallery Hours (when there is a show in progress):
Same as the Farm House hours plus Sundays 1 pm – 4 pm (unless there is a concert or other event)

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