Adirondack Architectural Heritage (AARCH), the region’s historic preservation organization, will be presenting its Annual Preservation Awards on Monday, October 3 to eight projects that exemplify the preservation work being done in communities throughout the Adirondacks. These awards are meant to honor the best examples of sensitive restoration, rehabilitation, and demonstrated long-term stewardship by individuals, organizations, local governments and businesses.
The recipients of AARCH Preservation Awards in 2016 are:
•Essex Community Heritage Organization (ECHO) for their restoration of the 1826 Boquet Schoolhouse (Town of Essex, Essex County).
•Beers Bridge Way Neighbors, a private association, for their reconstruction of the National Register listed Beers Bridge over the Ausable River (Town of Keene, Essex County)
•David and Donna Terry for their preservation and stewardship of the Cabins in Hope, of a group of 1930’s roadside cabins (Town of Hope, Hamilton County).
•Ellen Phelan and Joel Shapiro for their restoration and stewardship of Kenjockety, a complex of historic buildings, with gardens designed by landscape architect Dan Kiley (Westport, Essex County).
•Lake George Historical Association and Town of Lake George for the renovation and adaptive reuse of the former Warren County Courthouse (Lake George, Warren County).
•Chris Cohan and Rita Wong for restoration of Lady Tree Lodge, an 1890’s rustic camp (Upper Saranac Lake, Franklin County).
•Nettle Meadow Farm, owners Sheila Flanaga and Lorraine Lambiase, for the restoration of the 1903 barn, for public and agricultural use (Town of Thurman, Warren County).
•Strand Center for the Arts for the restoration of the 1924 Strand Theater (Plattsburgh, Clinton County).
The Awards Luncheon will be held on Monday, October 3 beginning at 11:30 am at the Whallonsburg Grange Hall, near Essex. The 1916 Grange Hall, a restored and revitalized community center, was the recipient of an AARCH Preservation Award last year.
Tickets are $40 and includes lunch prepared with food from local farms. Reservations are required and may be made by phone: (518) 834-9328, by email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or click here.
Photo provided: The restored Barn at Nettle Meadow Farm, a Preservation Award winner.