Greek Revival House, Peters Valley NJ.
Later, as 19th and 20th century architectural styles developed elsewhere, a diversity of new styles eventually began to appear in the rural Minisink. Quaint rather than formal, these were unexacting, free interpretations of historical popular styles being published in “pattern books.” So it was with Greek Revival
. By the mid-19th century, several “high style” examples of this type had been built, including the Greek Revival House in Peters Valley, NJ. An even greater number of vernacular versions, though, dot the valley’s landscape today. These less pretentious 1 1/2 story dwellings often adopted Greek Revival detailing in the form of paneled friezes with “eyebrow” windows. Such was the case with the Upper Delaware Valley cottage
, one of the park’s dominant vernacular dwelling types.