Historic property Graden_Barker_House image.

This is one of the three oldest homes in Oriental. Lewis Midyette built it and lived in it for a few years. The Barker family, like so many others, moved here from the declining town of Lukens on South River, and bought the house in 1924. According to Mr. Barker, there are several artesian wells in the backyard, producing water ‘purer than a woman’s heart.’