Scope of Services:
The Historic Structures Report developed for the Morris County Park Commission resulted in specific recommendations for both future study of the site including archeological investigations, as well as long and short-term recommendations for restoration and rehabilitation. The Historic Structures Report guided the recent Phase III & IV restoration of the Barnyard Complex to its late-nineteenth and early-twentieth-century appearance which is the site's period of interpretation. The HSR reviewed the historical significance and development of the Barnyard Complex, developed a chronology of construction and substantiated the County's already established Period of Significance. The document also assessed the existing conditions, made recommendations for repair and restoration including reconstruction and estimated probable costs.
Connolly & Hickey completed the contract documents for the restoration of the existing buildings at the Barnyard Complex to their late-nineteenth/early-twentieth-century appearance. The work included detailed documentation of existing conditions, the generation of design and contract documents for each building component as well as mechanical, electrical and life-safety upgrades, bidding the project to qualified general restoration contractors and contract administration during construction. Phase III which was completed in 2010 included restoration of the Granary, Engine House and Hog and Sheep Shed including repairs to their roofs, siding, windows, doors and interior finishes. Phase IV, which is substantially complete, includes rebuilding the heavy-timber superstructures of the Main Barn and Ensilage Building including new roofing, siding, windows and doors as well as repairs to the interior finishes and features, upgrades to the mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems, and restoration of the stucco finishes, fences and site features.