Built: 1895. Original Building Name: Taylor Poultry Shop. Original Location: Seashore Road, Lower Township
The building now serves as home to the Village broommaker, special exhibits on natural fibers and craft vendor space during select special events.
Erected around the turn of the last century, this charming octagonal-shaped structure was built as a brooding house for hens. It was later used for cock fights in the 1920s, then a road stand and was then relocated across the street and used as a children’s playhouse. Octagonal-shaped structures-houses, barns and other outbuildings-were most popular in the 1850s and 1860s as people experimented with new forms of “scientific” living and agriculture.