Adirondack Architectural Heritage to distribute $750k in rural revitalization funds By Holly Riddle In mid-2022, the National Park Service awarded AARCH a Paul Bruhn Historic Revitalization Grant totaling $750,000. This summer, Adirondack … [Read more...] about Revitalizing Adirondack communities, one building at a time
Fans of Debar Pond Lodge formulate next steps in fight to save the structure By Tim Rowland Built on the eve of World War II, Debar Lodge in the Town of Duane was a 20th century take on a 19th century idea. It recalled the chunky log … [Read more...] about What’s next for Debar Lodge?
Reuse should be mindful of the past, advocates say By Tim Rowland Any reuse of shuttered Adirondack prisons needs to reckon with a sullied slice of Adirondack history. A time in which mass incarceration became a vehicle in which white people … [Read more...] about Panel: State should move ahead on redeveloping former Adirondack prison buildings
Boquet Valley tour pedals unique area of historic preservation By Tom French The first settlers in the Boquet Valley near Essex included Revolutionary War soldiers/farmers, shipbuilders, and frontier entrepreneurs who owned or worked the many … [Read more...] about Biking the backroads, backstories of Essex
A look back at the historic buildings in now-defunct property By Tom French When most people think of Camp Gabriels, they probably envision the former prison eight miles north of Saranac Lake, but the history reaches much further into … [Read more...] about Camp Gabriels: From sanitarium to college to prison
Historic former resort features a surviving hotel annex, several cottages (including one that housed multiple presidents) and a history of famous visitors By Tom French Loon Lake is along a road less taken. You won’t pass it on your way from … [Read more...] about Loon Lake’s lifestyles of the rich and famous