• Fulmer Falls at George W. Childs Park

    Delaware Water Gap

    National Recreation Area NJ,PA

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  • Hornbecks Creek Trail Partial Closure

    The trail is closed between the first and second waterfall; a portion of the trail has sloughed off, causing a hazardous condition. The first waterfall is accessible from the 209 trailhead and the second waterfall is accessible from Emory Road.

  • River Road Closure

    Starting on Monday, September 8, River Road will be closed from Park Headquarters to Smithfield Beach while contractors complete pavement repairs. Access to Smithfield Beach will still be possible. More »

Features: Architectural & Building Styles

Most of the features below were first published in the park's newsletters, Spanning the Gap (STG, 1985 to 2007) or Guide to the Gap (GTG, 2011 - ), or appeared in the National Park Service's CRM (Cultural Resource Management) Magazine (CRM). For related page in this website for each feature, look up the feature under
NEWS: Park Newspaper>Archive of Back Issues, by year (STG or GTG), or under
NEWS: Park Newspaper>CRM Magazine, by topic

Railroads (under Stories) | Roads, Bridges, Ferries (under Stories) | Millbrook Village NJ

 

Architectural Styles
Barns: Survival of the Fittest (STG: Spring 1991 Vol. 13, No. 1) Style and structure of barns found in the recreation area, and what barns are being used for today; gallery of barns in the park. Additional sections on barns relocated to Millbrook Village NJ, and on gambrel roofs.
Designed with Nature, the Zimmermann Estate (STG: Summer 1991 Vol. 13, No. 2) The Zimmermann estate and Marie Zimmermann House in Milford PA.
Greece on the Delaware, the "Greek Revival" Style in the Park (STG: Fall & Winter 1991 Vol. 13, No. 3) Greek Revival style and its effects on architecture in the recreation area.
Designated Historic (STG: Fall/Winter 1993/1994 Vol. 15, No. 3) How a structure earns listing on the National Register of Historic Places.
Designing with Nature (STG: Summer 1994 Vol. 16, No. 2) Design at Raymondskill Falls.
Separation of the church from the state of decay (Phoenix Antiques/Dutch Reformed Church) (under Preservation: Re-use)
Upper Delaware Valley Cottages: A Simple Regional Dwelling Form CRM (Cultural Resource Management) Magazine: Saved from the Dam Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area Issue (Vol. 25 No.3 2002)
Mistress of Stylistic Blends: An Architectural Pictorial of the Minisink CRM (Cultural Resource Management) Magazine: Saved from the Dam Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area Issue (Vol. 25 No.3 2002)
Sympathy, Harmony, and New Architecture CRM (Cultural Resource Management) Magazine: Saved from the Dam Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area Issue (Vol. 25 No.3 2002)

 

More architecture is described under Places: Individual Structures and Preservation: Re-use

Did You Know?

A bear peeking out from cornstalks.

... that Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area is home to hundreds of black bears. The bears are usually peaceful, but they are still large, wild animals that can maul a person. Don't approach or annoy bears! Don't let your dog chase a mother bear or her cubs! NEVER FEED A BEAR! More...