Sunday, October 14, 2018

Adirondack Preservation Awards Announced

The Hedges on Blue Mountain LakeAdirondack Architectural Heritage (AARCH), the region’s private, nonprofit historic preservation organization, will present its annual Preservation Awards on Friday, November 2nd, to several recipients that exemplify the extraordinary stewardship of individual historic properties and ongoing preservation work in communities across the Adirondacks.

The recipients of the 2018 AARCH Preservation Awards are:

Hotel Saranac, owner Roedel Companies, for the restoration and rehabilitation of this iconic 1927 grand hotel (Village of Saranac Lake).

Westport Town Hall, Town of Westport, for the restoration this building originally constructed in 1928 (Westport, Essex County).

Moss Ledge, owners Michael and Wendy Lincoln, for the restoration and rehabilitation of this William Coulter-designed camp on Upper Saranac Lake (Franklin County).

Seven Gables Antiques, owner Audrey Miller, for the rehabilitation and stewardship of this former 1927 gas station (Onchiota, Town of Franklin).

Ticonderoga High School Auditorium, Ticonderoga School District, for the restoration of this historic auditorium (Ticonderoga, Essex County).

Pat Benton, for her long-term stewardship of The Hedges on Blue Mountain Lake (Blue Mountain Lake, Hamilton County).

Tapawingo, owner Margo Fish, for long-term stewardship (Town of North Elba, Essex County).

The Annual Awards Luncheon will be held at Valcour Brewing Company in Plattsburgh (49 Ohio Avenue, Plattsburgh). Their facility at the former Old Stone Barracks was the recipient of an AARCH Preservation Award in 2017.

Tickets are $50 per person and include a pub lunch of locally-sourced fare. Reservations are required and may be made by calling AARCH at (518) 834-9328; by email at; or by visiting their website.

Photo of The Hedges on Blue Mountain Lake provided.

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4 Responses


    FYI, There is no “Town of Blue Mountain Lake” Blue Mountain Lake is a very lovely Hamlet in the Town of Indian Lake.

  2. Mark Fridén says:

    Well-deserved awards! My interested was piqued in learning that there are new Towns in the Adirondack Park! I always thought the Village of Saranac Lake was in the Towns of Harrietstown (in Franklin County), North Elba, and St. Arman (in Essex County). I have also always believed that the Village of Lake Placid was in the Town of North Elba, and that Onchiota was in the Town of Franklin. When I lived in Blue Mountain Lake, it was in the Town of Indian Lake….

  3. John Warren says:

    Thanks for pointing out the errors. They were carried forward from the press release and have now been corrected.

  4. Richard L Daly says:

    To all of the previous commentators, I say: Only in NY, kids.
    Many NY ‘towns’ and counties predate the War for Independence, and even the State itself. In NY, there is no real UN-incorporated area.If you leave an incorporated City/Village, you are in a Town(ship) all chartered by the State. Likewise, although the US Postal Service might deliver mail over adjacent boundaries, using the postal-location of the sent-mail; that does not, of course, change the legal situation of the town/city/village/hamlet. But, WAIT!!! to confuse things even MORE!!!, the Supreme Court in NY isn’t … supreme. There is a trial/appellate Supreme Court in each County (incl. the 5 Counties in NYCity). The only court with State-wide jurisdiction and effect is: The Court of Appeals. Clear now, boys and girls? Dismissed. Play nice and Keep the sandbox tidy.

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