The Burr-Deacon Barn was originally built in 1875 on the Deacon Farm, across Burr’s Road from Peachfield, headquarters of the NSCDA-NJ. The Burr-Deacon Barn was given to the NSCDA-NJ in 2014 at the bequest of Miss Mildred Deacon. After years of planning and preparation, reframing and refurbishment of the original beams, the NSCDA-NJ broke ground in September 2022, completing the foundation for the Burr-Deacon Barn. A timeline of the Burr-Deacon Barn Project to date can be found below.
The Burr-Deacon Barn Raising will launch this next phase of the reconstruction project, which will complete the frame, siding, and roof of the main section of the Burr-Deacon Barn. Original carpenter’s marks from 1875 are still clearly visible on the original beams. The NSCDA-NJ will use the Burr-Deacon Barn as a space to expand its historical and educational programming for the local community.
Carpenter Jack Witherington of Methods and Materials in Gilbertsville, PA, led the timber framing and reconditioning work of the original historic beams. The construction team is led by Brad Smith of Cullen Construction in Wayne, PA. The architecture team was led by Michele Thackrah of Archer & Buchanan of Philadelphia, PA.
A Barn for Peachfield Capital Campaign
Help us raise the Burr-Deacon Barn at Peachfield! The Burr-Deacon Barn was built in 1875, and it was donated by Miss Mildred Deacon to the NSCDA-NJ in 2014. It was disassembled and stored at Peachfield while architectural and structural engineering plans were made. As the NSCDA-NJ begins the final stage of reconstruction, we need your help to raise the Burr-Deacon Barn so Peachfield can expand its public programming offerings for years to come and return Peachfield to even more of an authentic historic farmstead.
Can’t make a donation today? Click “Pledge Now” below to find the A Barn for Peachfield Capital Campaign Pledge Form.
Other Ways to Donate
For donations by check:
Make checks payable to “NSCDA-NJ” and note “Barn Donation” in the memo line
Mail to: Peachfield, 180 Burrs Road, Westampton, NJ 08060
For donations from an IRA, a Donor-Advised Fund, stock transfers, or contributions of personal property: please contact the Peachfield office for detailed instructions. at email@example.com
Burr-Deacon Barn Project Timeline
Burr-Deacon Barn Groundbreaking Celebration
September 2022 (Slideshow)
Photos donated by Laura Ames Photography