5A & 5B

 Drake Farm House & Barn


             Six hundred acres of open land along the Second Watchung Mountain were farmed to provide food for the residents of the mill town of Feltville.

             Later, the land was used by Warren Ackerman for cattle grazing and by the guests of the summer resort of Glenside Park for their recreational pursuits, including golf.

             Even after this land was incorporated into the Watchung Reservation in the 1920ís, a portion of this land was farmed by the Drake family up until the 1940ís. The stone foundations of the Drake Farm house and barn are still visible.






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