Renovation at Craftsman Farms
A 14-MONTH PROJECT to rehabilitate the administration building at the Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms is now underway, thanks to an Open Space grant from the Township of Parsippany–Troy Hills, N.J., which owns the museum site.
The first building seen by arriving visitors, the administration building dates to the Stickley era, but was devastated by fire in the 1950s. When it was rebuilt, only one storey was completed. The project will convert the original ground-level garage to program space and re-create the building’s two upper levels for much needed office space and collections storage.
Developed by Gustav Stickley as a farm, school, community, and family home in the early 20th century, Craftsman Farms was rescued from development in 1989. The 30-acre campus includes nine original buildings and is overseen by the Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms. The National Historic Landmark and museum is dedicated to honoring and continuing Stickley’s legacy and is open for tours Thursday–Sunday year-round. (973) 540-0311, stickleymuseum.org
above/below Plans for what is now the museum’s administration building include restoration to period appearance.