Project Name: Parker Homestead Repair and Rehabilitation
Project Address: Little Silver, NJ
Contract Amount: $651,000
Project Executive: Mark D. Hall
Project Manager: Stephen J. Carlidge, AIA
Superintendent: Richard Sabaski
Owner's Name: The Borough of Little Silver
Owner's Address: 480 Prospect Avenue, Little Silver, NJ 07739
Contact Person: Michael D. Biehl, Borough Administrator/Clerk
Phone: 732-842-2400/Fax: 732-219-0518

Architect/Engineer's Name:

Mark R. Fitzsimmons, AIA

Architect/Engineer's Address: 54 Birch Avenue, Little Silver, NJ
Architect/Engineer's Contact Person: Mark R. Fitzsimmons, AIA Phone: 732-747-6481/Fax: 732-758-0378

  • Originally constructed in 1655
  • Restored exterior wood clapboard
  • Installed new brick masonry chimneys/reconstructed chimneys
  • Heavy structural timber framing
  • Reinforced/stabilized structural steel
  • Structural repairs, including cast-in place concrete and brick masonry
  • Rebuilt and replicated timber porch columns and wood decking
  • Restored/reconstructed extensive exterior architectural woodwork
  • Interior finishes to include gypsum plaster, ceramic tile flooring and gypsum wallboard
  • Removal of lead based paint on exterior clapboard and trim
  • New painting of exterior and interior
  • Restored/reconstructed interior wood and tile floor
  • Restored lath and plaster
  • Finish hardware and glazing
  • Restored wood doors and wood windows including new glazing and hardware
  • Rough and finish carpentry
  • New wood shingle roof
  • Lead coated copper gutters/downspouts
  • Replaced site utilities and landscaping utilizing hand excavation with an archaeologist
  • New stairs and walks
  • Installed new systems for:
    - Fire Protection
    - Electrical
    - Plumbing
    - Heating
  • Restored radiators and repiped
  • Installed small piped air conditioning system (univent system)

Date of Completion: February, 2002
Historical Preservation Review Agency: Listed in the National & State Registers of Historic Places