Together with the newly formed Friends of the Essex Fairgrounds, local friends and preservationists, farmers, and other stakeholders, Adirondack Architectural Heritage (AARCH) is vigorously opposing the destruction of this storied piece of Westport’s heritage, calling it one of the more important and defining structures that make up the Essex County Fairgrounds. [Read more…] about Advocates Hope To Save Essex County Fairground Building Facing Demolition
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Long after people die, the buildings where they made their lives often remain. Many visitors to the Saranac Laboratory Museum follow the footsteps of a family member who came to Saranac Lake with tuberculosis.
Often the only trace that remains is the address of a cure cottage and a porch where their relative once took the fresh air. [Read more…] about Saranac Lake’s Famous Cure Porches Have Stories To Tell
Adirondack Architectural Heritage (AARCH), the historic preservation organization for the Adirondack Park region, has opened nominations for its 2020 Preservation Awards.
For over 25 years, this annual awards program has recognized the sensitive restoration, rehabilitation, and adaptive reuse of historic structures throughout the region, and highlighted individuals who have promoted historic preservation revitalization efforts in their communities. The awards honor the preservation work of organizations, municipalities, and individuals who make the Adirondack region a better place to live, work, and visit. [Read more…] about Nominations Sought For Adirondack Preservation Awards
Adirondack Architectural Heritage (AARCH) will transform its historic 1849 National Register-listed Stone Mill with lights, linens, great food, and music to host its 25th Anniversary “rustic-elegant” Gala event on Saturday August 1, 2015.
Located behind AARCH’s office building, this 11,000-square-foot mill overlooking the Ausable River once produced horseshoe nails for the Ausable Horse Nail Company and was at the center of the village’s economy for more than eighty years. The company’s success resulted from a number of forces and factors that all came together here. Iron from local mines, smelted with local charcoal, provided the raw material for the nails. Keeseville blacksmith Daniel Dodge invented a machine to mass produce horse nails and the Ausable River provided the power to run the mill’s machinery. After the company closed in 1923, the building became part of the R. Prescott and Sons complex, a furniture company that made radio and television cabinets in the 20th century. That company closed in the 1960s. [Read more…] about Adirondack Architectural Heritage Celebrating 25 Yrs
This week “The Historians” podcast features an interview with Steven Engelhart of Adirondack Architectural Heritage. Steven has fascinating comments on Adirondack structures – bridges, fire towers, great camps and even prisons. You can listen to the show here. [Read more…] about Steven Engelhart on Adirondack Architecture
Adirondack Architectural Heritage (AARCH) is seeking nominations for their 2015 Historic Preservation awards. The organization looks to recognize historic buildings that have been well-cared for over time, or brought back to life.
Projects, large and small, completed in the Adirondack region during the past two years are eligible for consideration. [Read more…] about Historic Preservation: Adirondack Projects Sought
Led by local guides and historians, participants will walk around the villages of Champlain and Rouses Point to learn the stories of their history and development through their architecture. [Read more…] about Free May Walking Tours Of Champlain, Rouses Point
Luderowski specializes in architecture and design in an Adirondack vernacular and this exhibition features a uniquely expressive series of drawings from a variety of the architect’s regional projects. [Read more…] about Adirondack Vernacular Architecture Exhibit
FOSB has come to an agreement with Terry Schmaltz and Mary Theresa Pearl, proprietors of Valcour Brewing Company, and will assign the contract to purchase the Old Stone Barracks to them. Pearl is originally from Plattsburgh and both she and Schmaltz are retired Army officers. [Read more…] about Plattsburgh Old Stone Barracks Plans Announced
The Adirondack Architectural Heritage (AARCH) Awards Program annually recognizes exemplary historic preservation work throughout the Adirondack Park. AARCH seeks examples of sensitive restoration, rehabilitation, and demonstrated long-term stewardship.
Program Director Kate Ritter highlights this event as “a celebration of the work and care that individuals and organizations have put into a variety of historic resources throughout the Adirondack region.” [Read more…] about Adirondack Architectural Heritage Announces Preservation Awards