Photo, Print, Drawing David Pettit Barn, 1566 Burrsville (Squankum) Road, Bricktown, Ocean County, NJ
About this Item
- David Pettit Barn, 1566 Burrsville (Squankum) Road, Bricktown, Ocean County, NJ
- Contributor Names
- Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
- Created / Published
- Documentation compiled after 1933
- Subject Headings
- - barns
- - New Jersey -- Ocean County -- Bricktown
- - Significance: The Pettit Barn retains the requisite integrity of design and materials, and the frame, its most important feature as a utilitarian agricultural structure, is largely intact. The barn clearly is a representative example of its type and of traditional braced-frame construction and, in a local context as Brick Township rapidly losses the vestiges of its rural past to rapid suburban development, has significance as a rare surviving example. In the larger context of coastal New Jersey, the barn is an important example of the use of ship-building materials in non-marine construction. Authorities on the region's vernacular architecture and water craft have indicated that there appears to have been a tradition of such practices, but that examples are rare. A hotel (no longer extant) and a house in hat is now Island Beach State Park are said to have been constructed from ship timbers. An examination of pertinent historic site surveys and cultural resource assessments suggests that the Pettit Barn is the only known New Jersey example of this practice in the construction of agricultural buildings. On another level the Pettit Barn sheds light on the widespread tradition of the construction of house by shipwrights; it provides clear evidence not of shipwrights buildings houses, but of the use of ship-building materials in a non-marine context.
- - Survey number: HABS NJ-1060
- Photo(s): 12
- Data Page(s): 12
- Photo Caption Page(s): 2
- Call Number/Physical Location
- HABS NJ,15-BRIK.V,2-
- Source Collection
- Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)
- Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print
- Control Number
- Rights Advisory
- No known restrictions on images made by the U.S. Government; images copied from other sources may be restricted. http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/114_habs.html
- Online Format
- Photo(s): 12 | Data Page(s): 12 | Photo Caption Page(s): 2
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Chicago citation style:
Historic American Buildings Survey, Creator. David Pettit Barn,Burrsville Squankum Road, Bricktown, Ocean County, NJ. Bricktown New Jersey Ocean County, 1933. Documentation Compiled After. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/nj1346/.
APA citation style:
Historic American Buildings Survey, C. (1933) David Pettit Barn,Burrsville Squankum Road, Bricktown, Ocean County, NJ. Bricktown New Jersey Ocean County, 1933. Documentation Compiled After. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/nj1346/.
MLA citation style:
Historic American Buildings Survey, Creator. David Pettit Barn,Burrsville Squankum Road, Bricktown, Ocean County, NJ. Documentation Compiled After. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/nj1346/>.