Andrews-Bartlett Homestead Stabilization
Tuckerton Seaport & Baymen’s Museum proudly announces the completion of the Structural Stabilization Project of the Andrews-Bartlett Homestead. The project is funded by a non-matching $261,000 Sandy Disaster Relief Grants for Historic Structures funded by the US Department of the Interior through the NJ Historic Trust.
Selected through a competitive bid process among qualified contractors,, Northeast Roof Maintenance of Perth Amboy, NJ completed the project that included a new roof, structural stabilization, repaired and repainted siding and repaired windows on the north and east elevations. The architect is Michael Calafati, AIA of Cape May with Kevin Sommons, PE of KSi Professional Engineers.
The project also included the identification and removal of asbestos by Synatech of Little Egg Harbor. Robert Corliss of Tuckerton was able to carefully remove the historic fireplace that collapsed before construction commenced.
The Seaport commends Site Manager Connor McIntyre for his diligence in the project.
The building was donated to the Tuckerton Historical Society in 1979. The Tuckerton Historical Society donated their interest in the structure to the Tuckerton Seaport in December of 1998 with the thought that Seaport would be in a better position to rehabilitate as part of their ongoing building program.
The next steps include raising $ 5,625.78 to conduct an updated historical analysis of the structure to qualify for possible additional grants available in 2019.
The Seaport is actively seeking non-profit partners to find a creative adaptive reuse of the building possibly as office or dormitory space.
Joan Berkey is a historic preservation consultant from Cape May who has done extensive, detailed historic research on the structure that may contains the oldest standing structure in what is now Ocean County. Please click this link or the image below to explore Berkey’s research.