Posts Tagged ‘Adirondack Architectural Heritage’

Tuesday, December 19, 2023

Adirondack Rural Revitalization Program grant recipients announced

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Keeseville, NY- Adirondack Architectural Heritage (AARCH) is thrilled to announce the recipients of our Adirondack Rural Revitalization Program (ARRP) grants. A total of $680,734 will fund 11 projects in eight of New York’s Adirondack/North Country counties.

 

The Adirondack Rural Revitalization Program is supported in part by a Paul Bruhn Historic Revitalization Grant from the Historic Preservation Fund administered by the National Park Service, Department of the Interior. The ARRP funds capital rehabilitation projects that contribute to their community’s character, follow preservation standards, and create economic development through supporting new or continuing uses of publicly-accessible historic buildings.

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Sunday, May 28, 2023

Recent Comings & Goings around the Adirondack Park

Several Adirondack-area establishments and nonprofit organizations such as the New York State Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA), Adirondack Architectural Heritage (AARCH), the NY Federal Reserve Bank Community Advisory Group, and St. Mary’s -St. Alphonsus Regional Catholic School recently announced new hires, departures, and achievements. 

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Thursday, May 11, 2023

Adirondack Architectural Heritage announces Adirondack Rural Revitalization Program Launch

Adirondack Architectural Heritage logo.

Keeseville, NY– The Adirondack Rural Revitalization Program (ARRP) guidelines and application form are now available on AARCH’s website. The Adirondack Rural Revitalization Program (ARRP) is supported in part by a Paul Bruhn Historic Revitalization Grant from the Historic Preservation Fund administered by the National Park Service, Department of the Interior. This program will fund capital rehabilitation projects that foster community vibrancy and enhance sense of place within our region’s community and agricultural centers, with a focus on historic main street and agricultural buildings.

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Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Rethinking Vacant Adirondack Prisons webinar set for Feb. 15

Rethinking Prisons webinar

Those with Adirondack Architectural Heritage (AARCH) are excited to announce that they will host new webinars this winter and early spring. These programs are free and open to the public, and will feature a presentation followed by a Q&A period with attendees via Zoom. Pre-registration for each program is required. The first of these virtual events is called Rethinking Vacant Adirondack Prisons and it is scheduled for Wednesday, February 15 at 6 p.m.

Sponsored by AARCH and John Brown Lives!, this webinar focuses on currently vacant Adirondack prisons that feature historic buildings, and the communities that emerged in and around these institutions. As the state considers new uses for these storied sites, AARCH will bring together multiple perspectives for a dialog on repairing economic health and social well-being involving communities of New Yorkers affected by these institutions. The discussion will touch on appropriate interpretation and the adaptive use potential in these sites that will strengthen and restore communities.
Interested parties may register online at this link. 
This webinar panel is free and open to the public, thanks to generous funding from a Humanities New York Action Grant. To learn more about AARCH, please visit: https://aarch.org/
Photo at top courtesy of Adirondack Architectural Heritage.

Saturday, September 10, 2022

Adirondack Architectural Heritage Preservation Awards, annual meeting set for Sept. 17

The Adirondack Architectural Heritage (AARCH) Annual Meeting and Preservation Awards event will be held on Saturday, September 17 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the recently-rehabilitated Sandy Hill Arts Center in Hudson Falls, NY.

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Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Adirondack Architectural Heritage receives $750,000 National Park Service grant

Keeseville – The National Park Service has awarded Adirondack Architectural Heritage a Paul Bruhn Historic Revitalization Grant for the Adirondack Rural Revitalization Program.

This $750,000 grant will fund capital rehabilitation grants for historic main street and agricultural buildings in and around the hamlets and villages of the Adirondack region.

Erin Tobin, executive director of Adirondack Architectural Heritage, said, “The Adirondack Rural Revitalization Program will help drive investment in our North Country communities, providing assistance to small business owners and nonprofits while encouraging rehabilitation in our historic community cores.”

“The Paul Bruhn Historic Revitalization Grants program fosters economic development in rural communities through the rehabilitation of historic buildings,” said NPS Director Chuck Sams. “With these funds, our state, Tribal, local government, and non-profit partners can develop subgrant programs and select individual projects that will support the economic development goals and needs in their communities.”

These grants mark the fourth year of funding for the program honoring the late Paul Bruhn, executive director of the Preservation Trust of Vermont for nearly 40 years. See the National Park Service’s website for more information about the grant: https://www.nps.gov/orgs/1207/paul-bruhn-2022.htm

Adirondack Architectural Heritage (AARCH) preserves the architecture and communities of the Adirondack region through education, action, and advocacy.

For more information contact Samantha Johnson, Administrative Director, AARCH, 518-593-0356, samantha@aarch.org

Photo at top: Main Street, Malone (Photo Credit: Christine Bush)


Monday, November 2, 2020

AARCH provides resources for educators

The Adirondack Architectural Heritage (AARCH) provides resources to teachers and educators all over Northern New York.

Their work in regional education, advocacy, and technical assistance expands K-12 Art, Science, Technology, Math, English, and Social Studies curriculums all over the region.

A resources page on their website, available at this link, showcases what AARCH offers in helping students and teachers delve into a new learning environment, allowing them to build an understanding around historical preservation in their respective communities.

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Sunday, August 11, 2019

Preserving Adirondack Architecture Program Planned

Victorian House courtesy Hadley-Lake Luzerne Historical SocietyThe Hadley-Lake Luzerne Historical Society is set to host a program entitled Preserving our Adirondack Architecture, with guest speaker Steven Englehart, Executive Director of Adirondack Architectural Heritage. » Continue Reading.


Monday, April 3, 2017

Steven Engelhart: Making of a Preservationist

Steven Engelhart group

I grew up in Plattsburgh, which I think makes me a local. My father was a professor at SUNY Plattsburgh and taught the literature of Emerson and Thoreau and other late 19th  century American writers.

When a PBS documentary was made in the 1990s about the creation of the Adirondack Park, he was interviewed about Emerson and his outing to the Philosopher’s Camp in 1858. Like Emerson, he had a deep appreciation for nature, which we all inherited, but I can’t say that this translated into wilderness adventuring as a family. This I would discover later on my own. » Continue Reading.


Thursday, February 11, 2016

APA Approves Removal Of Historic Railroad For Trail

Crowd closeupThe Adirondack Park Agency voted 9-1 Thursday afternoon to approve a proposal to divide a state-owned rail corridor into a rail segment and a trail segment.

The proposal calls for removing 34 miles of track between Lake Placid and Tupper Lake and fixing up 45 miles of largely unused track between Tupper Lake and Big Moose. The trail would be used by snowmobiles in winter and by bicyclists and other recreationists the rest of the year.

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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Adirondack Architectural Heritage Celebrating 25 Years

Stone Mill VisionsAdirondack Architectural Heritage (AARCH) will transform its historic 1849 National Register-listed Stone Mill with lights, linens, 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. » Continue Reading.


Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Big Changes Sought For Camp Santanoni

Great Camp Gate House SantanoniThe New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has released an updated draft unit management plan (UMP) for the Camp Santanoni Historic Area, located on the NYS Forest Preserve in Newcomb, NY, in the heart of the Adirondack Park. » Continue Reading.


Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Adirondack Historic Preservation Projects Sought

Fanita Boathouse - 2014 AARCH Preservation AwardeeAdirondack 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. » Continue Reading.


Thursday, April 2, 2015

AARCH, Partners To Restore Fire Towers

Hurricane Mountain Fire Tower at sunrise  Photo by Michele DrozdAdirondack Architectural Heritage (AARCH) has partnered with two volunteer groups, the Friends of Hurricane Mountain and the Friends of St. Regis Mountain Fire Tower to facilitate the restoration, interpretation, and management of the Hurricane Mountain and St. Regis Mountain fire towers.

Both groups were formed to advocate for the preservation and public use of these towers, which were built in the early 20th century to protect Adirondack forests from devastating forest fires. In November, 2014, the New York State Department of Conservation (DEC) issued a final unit management plan that would recognize the historic significance of the towers and allow for their restoration. » Continue Reading.


Monday, March 30, 2015

Santanoni: Historic Preservation And Nature

Entering the Santanoni main compoundAs I skied south and uphill, away from Santanoni Great Camp, I was asked – “on the record” – for my reactions. It was family weekend recently at Santanoni, with plenty of skiers in family groups including dogs.  I said something like “this ski has become an annual ritual.” After all everyone knows that Newcomb has the best Adirondack snow come late winter. I looked forward to seeing and listening again to the camp’s master carpenter, Michael Frenette, over a hot drink.

The chance to see Santanoni and Moose Mountains rising into the blue sky above the winter glare of Newcomb Lake is also very attractive. The Japanese influence on the camp’s layout, the impact the architecture makes, the history there – it does set your mind going. After talking into the reporter’s microphone, I had to admit that my attitude towards the restoration of the Santanoni had changed over the years. » Continue Reading.