Craftsman Farms

Jct. of NJ 10 and Manor Ln., Parsippany, New Jersey



Craftsman Farms is the former home and school of Gustav Stickley, one of the leaders of the Arts and Crafts movement in America. Establiched in 1908, the farm-school was in operation until 1915. Stickley produced a new architectural style and a strikingly simple kind of furniture that profoundly influenced taste at the beginning of the 20th century. His belief in a simple design, natural materials and careful craftsmanship gave a lasting legacy to American architecture, interior design, and aesthetics. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, December 14, 1990

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on April 10, 1989
Reference number
Architectural style
American Movement: Bungalow/Craftsman
Areas of significance
Landscape Architecture; Art; Conservation; Literature; Education; Architecture
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction; B - Person
Property type
Historic functions
Single dwelling; Agricultural outbuildings; Animal facility; Secondary structure
Current functions
Single dwelling; Secondary structure; Multiple dwelling
Period of significance
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 11
Contributing structures: 1
Contributing sites: 3
Non-contributing buildings: 5
Non-contributing structures: 1