Saturday, November 14, 2020

Historic buildings and the Forest Preserve

HISTORIC PRESERVATION: A proposal to take down the Debar Lodge as part of proposed management changes to the more than 88,000-acre Debar Wild Forest Area in Franklin County, has drawn some attention. Gwen Craig’s story was the top-read article in the Explorer this past week. READ IT

As the Lodge is a 1940 Adirondack camp on the State and National Register of Historic Places, historic preservation organizations have rallied around it. See this commentary from AARCH that ran this week in the Almanack. From the Almanack archive, Peter Bauer digs into the “historic” classification of buildings in the Forest Preserve in a three part series that ran on the Almanack in 2018. The first dealt with buildings used for administrative purposes and the effort to retain the inner Gooley Club. The second focused on buildings that are classified as Historic and how this group of buildings is growing. The third deals with public residential use through a formal lodging network.

From 2012, Explorer editor Phil Brown looks at dams in the wilderness, and whether the state should preserve of take them out.

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Melissa is a journalist with experience as a reporter and editor with the Burlington Free Press, Ithaca Journal and Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. She worked as a communications specialist for the Adirondack North Country Association and is currently digital editor for Adirondack Explorer, overseeing both the Explorer's website and its community forum the Adirondack Almanack. She enjoys hiking, camping and other outdoors activities, and spending time with her husband, their twin daughters, and rescue animals -- two dogs and two cats.

4 Responses

  1. Gary Hartwick says:

    We are so sick and tired of this type of stuff. It is time for the grossly inept APA to go. Things should be turned over to the DEC.

  2. Tim-Brunswick says:

    I agree with Gary Hawkins, for crying out loud, it’s getting to the point where nobody within the Adirondack Park can sell any of their property, but that some “concerned” person has to stick their nose into it to make sure we shouldn’t be “preserving” it or talking the State into buying it for a multitude of reasons…

    Enough is enough….

  3. gabe susice says:

    I and most people who live and or own land in the park agree with Gary Hartwich.

  4. kattie rock says:

    Leave it this needs to be preserved it’s part of adirondack history…

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