NEWSLETTER, February 2005
I met with Carla Cielo from Ringoes and Lawrence LaFevre from Milford, these HVVA members had come early to measure and document the barn. They have spent a number of years doing this for the nearby township of Holland which also has a rich mixture of architectural styles and unique structural solutions being near the Delaware River in an area that incorporates English, Dutch and German elements in its vernacular architecture. We were given a tour of the Voght House by Adam Wengryn, architectural historian with Restoration Technologies, and the architect Michael Margulies AlA, who are writing up the report.
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Dr. Haio Zimmermann, from Wilhelmshaven in Germany has sent us the picture above showing a house being moved down a New York City street (*).Dr. Zimmermann has a wide interest in material culture and has written on the subjects of barns and houses, hay barracks and several on moving buildings.
"Now I am asked to give two papers and present one publication more about that matter," Haio writes, "and because I don't want to repeat always what I already wrote, I search for more materiaL"
John Stevens, HVVA's architectural historian from Long Island,
has submitted the following article from
"His book contains excellent material on American steamboats and railroads." John Stevens wrote. "When I was at Old Bethpage Village Restoration, I had plenty of experience with moving buildings. We did it about every way it could be done, from bringing in complete buildings, without roofs, in sections and in parts. It was interesting seeing how the movers dealt with the particular problems that each building entailed."
W. Haio Zimmermann'
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