• The snowy Delaware River

    Delaware Water Gap

    National Recreation Area NJ,PA

Features: Preservation and Re-use

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

 

Preservation of Historic Structures
Isaac Van Campen Inn ( STG: Summer 1983 Vol. 6 No. 2) The house and its restoration.
Foster Armstrong House ( STG: Spring 1984 Vol. 7 No. 1) Brief history of the historic home.
Designed with Nature, the Zimmermann Estate (under Places: Architectural Styles)
Garris House a Preservation Investigation ( STG: Summer: 1995 Vol. 17, No. 2) Preliminaries of restoration of 1859 Garris (Garis) House at Millbrook Village NJ.
Restoration at Millbroook Village: Garis House (STG: Fall 1999 Vol. 21, No. 3) An appreciation of this 1800s house.
Additional material
Photo Gallery: Restoration at Garis House
Camp Staff Breathes New Life into Old Cabin CRM (Cultural Resource Management) Magazine: Saved from the Dam Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area Issue (Vol. 25 No.3 2002)
Preserving and Interpreting Historic Houses: VIPS Show the Way CRM (Cultural Resource Management) Magazine: Saved from the Dam Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area Issue (Vol. 25 No.3 2002)
Cliff Park Reopens (under People: Recreating)

 

Re-use of Historic structures
Barns: Survival of the Fittest (under Places: Architectural and Building Styles)
Preserving Walpack's Parsonage ( STG: Spring 1993 Vol. 15, No. 1) Renovation and re-use of a historic building in Walpack Center NJ as offices.
Walpack and its Church ( STG: Spring 1994 Vol. 16, No. 1) History of Walpack Center's 1872 church, used for meetings and theater events.
Separation of the church from the state of decay (Phoenix Antiques/Dutch Reformed Church) ( STG: Spring 1996 Vol. 18, No. 1) A successful historic leasing venture.
View...tiful ( STG: Summer 1997 Vol. 19, No. 2) Salamovka/Delaware View House on Old Mine Road near Flatbrookville NJ, now a country store.
Welcome to Grey Towers ( STG: Fall 2001 Vol. 23, No. 3) The home of Gifford Pinchot, a few miles north of the recreation area, reopens after restoration. The mansion is used for conservation conferences.
The Many Faces of Eaves: Dutch Reformed Church Dingmans Ferry PA CRM Magazine: Saved from the Dam (Vol. 25 No.3 2002) Photo feature (on page 32) of the building in various guises.

 

Artifacts
A Map of Millbrook's Past (STG: Spring 1997 Vol. 19, No. 1) Preservation of an 1852 map of Warren County for Millbrook Village.

 

More structures are described under Places: Historic Structures | Places; Architectural Styles
More artifacts are described under Collections: Artifacts and Preservation

Did You Know?

A small steamboat passing a beach with rowboats

... that a century before this recreation area was formed, the Delaware Water Gap was touted as a Wonder of the World, and drew vacationers via rail lines from Philadelphia and New York City. There were trails to stroll, verandas for viewing the gap, and a steamboat for moonlight cruises. More...