Patterned Brick Houses
SOUTHERN NEW JERSEY and the DELAWARE BAY
Historic Themes and Resources
New Jersey Coastal Heritage Trail Route
1Charles A. Stansfield, New Jersey: A
Geography (Boulder: Westview Press, 1983), 1, 54-56; south Jersey is
defined as counties south of Mercer and Monmouth, which have remained
largely rural and agriculturally oriented: Cape May, Cumberland, and
2Public Law 100-515/100th Congress (102
stat. 2563) 20 October 1988.
4Floyd W. Parson, ed., New Jersey: Life,
Industries and Resources of a Great state (Newark: New Jersey State
Chamber of Commerce, 1928), 60-61.
5Peter O. Wacker, Land and People: A
Cultural Geography of PreIndustrial New Jersey (New Brunswick:
Rutgers University Press, 1975), 13.
7According to NPS-Denver Service Center
figures, there are eighty-seven natural areas in the entirety of the
NJCHT, totaling 850,461 acres. This includes five federally owned
properties, fifty-eight owned by the state, and six private facilities.
Acreage figures are unavailable for seventeen of the eighty-seven
8Stansfield, 11; Wacker, 58.
11Stansfield, 22. Repeated burnings favored
the growth of pines over oaks, leading to the development of the Pine
16Joseph Sickler, History of Salem
County, New Jersey (Salem: Sunbeam Publishing Co., 1937), 12.
17Allen G. Noble, Wood, Brick and Stone:
The North American Settlement Landscape (Amherst: University of
Massachusetts Press, 1984), 40.
18National Register nomination. The Caesar
Hoskins Log Cabin is much altered but extant. The logs are fully
dovetailed with V joint extending the length of the log; all timbers are
hand hewn and numbered with Roman numerals. The rafters are joined with
trunnels, since no ridgepole was used in the construction. There is
evidence of a 7' x 3' walk-in fireplace. Further evidence to place this
structure in context is an incised drawing of a Swedish schooner on an
19Charles Harrison, Salem County: A
Story of People (Norfolk: The Donning Co., 1988), 20.
20Thomas Fleming, New Jersey: A
History (New York: W.W. Norton and Co., 1977), 11.