Posted Thursday, August 28th, 2014

The Morris County Freeholders have recognized the work done by Denville Township and the Ayres-Knuth Farm Foundation, with assistance from the county’s Preservation Trust Fund, to preserve the Ayres-Knuth Farm House.

The freeholders on Aug. 27 presented Denville Mayor Thomas Andes and foundation President Sue Schmidt with a bronze plaque to be installed outside the historic farm house on Cooper Road.

With county assistance totaling more than $301,000 since 2003, Denville has successfully completed a preservation plan, exterior restoration, roof replacement, archaeology master plan, and a heating, ventilation and air conditioning system.

Few changes have been made to either the form or fabric of the Farm House over the years.

Ayres/Knuth Farm is one of the most complete examples of a 19th century agricultural complex in Morris County, and is individually listed on the New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places.