Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation has announced a free virtual tour of the historic Saratoga Race Course, set for Saturday, August 8th. [Read more…] about Saratoga Race Course Virtual Tour Saturday
In popular culture, “Victorian” is considered an architectural style, but historians are quick to point out that there were actually several very distinctive and different styles that make up Victorian.
Architecture can be divided and subdivided and so on, creating dozens of names for various styles. Even more confusing is that some styles get multiple names. [Read more…] about Italianate Architecture: From Italy to America
The Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation (SSPF) has announced this week’s Summer Sunday Stroll is Wealth & Wellness: Franklin Square. The tour is being led by NYS Assemblywoman and former SSPF Executive Director, Carrie Woerner on Sunday, July 5th at 10:30 am, with a second tour at 1 pm.
Historic Franklin Square in Saratoga Springs is a veritable showcase of American architectural history and home to some of the oldest private residences in the city. This tour meets at the northwest corner of Division Street and Broadway. [Read more…] about Wealth & Wellness: Saratoga Summer Strolls
The historic Matton Shipyard is a rare surviving example of an early 20th century ship building and repair facility. From 1916 to 1983, Matton workers built more than 340 tug boats, police boats, WWII submarine chasers, and other vessels.
Matton Shipyard is located in Peebles Island State Park at the junction of the Mohawk and Hudson Rivers. It is strategically linked to several land and water-based recreational trails. [Read more…] about Progress Being Made At Historic Matton Shipyard in Cohoes
The Long Island History Project, in collaboration with Preservation Long Island, hosted a week-long awards ceremony highlighting their 2020 Preservation Award winners.
The five interviews cover projects including 19th century sawmills and Gilded Age mansions, ranging from Seacliff on the North Shore to Oak Beach on the Atlantic. [Read more…] about Long Island Preservation Award Winner Interviews (Podcasts)
The Preservation League of NYS has announced a conversational event with author and League Trustee Patrick Ciccone, who will discuss the recent reissue of the classic book Bricks & Brownstone: The New York Row House.
This free event will take place via a Zoom webinar on Thursday, June 25 at 4 pm. [Read more…] about Patrick Ciccone’s Bricks & Brownstone Virtual Event
The Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation has announced their Summer Sunday Strolls are set to return on Sunday, June 21st, while remaining safe and socially distanced.
Summer Sunday Strolls will be offered every Sunday through September 6th at 10:30 am in various neighborhoods throughout the city. [Read more…] about Saratoga Springs Historic Walking Tours Kicking-Off
Preservation Long Island have announced their biennial Preservation Awards. The awards recognize individuals, organizations, and projects that demonstrate extraordinary achievement in fields related to historic preservation on Long Island. [Read more…] about Long Island Preservation Awards Announced
The United States Hotel in Saratoga Springs, built in 1824 on the southwest corner of Broadway and Division Street, grew over the years to have more than 500 rooms. On Sunday, June 18, 1865, the guests were preparing to take carriage rides out to Saratoga Lake, a favorite diversion of the time, when a fire broke out. The flames spread quickly, devouring the hotel in a spectacular blaze. A year later the community’s other massive hotel, Congress Hall was also destroyed by fire. [Read more…] about Saratoga’s Other Grand Hotel, The Clarendon
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