Built: 1895. Original Building Name: Taylor Poultry Shop Original Location: Seashore Road, Lower Township.
Acquired by HCSV: c. 1975
Opened in 2012, the Needle Arts Coop, located in the octagonal Taylor Poultry House, serves as a learning center for interactive lessons and information on handmade crafts and skills. Take-home kits, yarn, and supplies are available for purchase along with specialty items made by local and Village artisans.
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.