Ren­o­va­tion at Crafts­man Farms

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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, stick­ley­mu­

above/be­low Plans for what is now the mu­seum’s ad­min­is­tra­tion build­ing in­clude restora­tion to pe­riod ap­pear­ance.

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