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Saratoga History Summer Stroll of North Broadway


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795 North BroadwayThe next Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation Summer Stroll, “The Good Life: North Broadway,” is set for Sunday, August 19th at 10:30 am, and will be led by the Foundation’s Executive Director, Samantha Bosshart.

Participants will tour the famed corridor lined with grand Queen Anne buildings by Saratoga’s most prominent figures such as Lucy Skidmore Scribner, Fred Cluett, William B. Gage, and Senator Brackett. The tour, sponsored by Kristie & Tom Roohan of Roohan Realty, meets at the northwest corner of North Broadway and Van Dam Street in front of Witt Construction. Continue reading

Saratoga Summer Stroll of The Spa Complex Sunday


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Hall of SpringsThe Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation’s next Summer Stroll will tour The Spa Complex, the core of the Saratoga Spa State Park, on Sunday, July 29th at 10:30 am with Linda Harvey-Opiteck.

Discover the architecture and landscape of the significant National Historic Landmark Saratoga Spa State Park. Learn the history leading to its development which involved key local and national individuals. The tour, sponsored by Saratoga Performing Arts Center, meets at 108 Avenue of the Pines in front of the Hall of Springs. Continue reading

Saratoga Stroll: The Good Life on North Broadway


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659 North BroadwayThe Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation’s next Summer Stroll is set for Sunday, July 8th at 10:30 am, and will be led by the Foundation’s Executive Director, Samantha Bosshart.

The North Broadway Summer Stroll will look at North Broadway, a corridor lined with grand Queen Annes built by Saratoga’s most prominent figures such as Fred Cluett, William B. Gage, and Senator Brackett. Continue reading

Hyde Hall Topic Of Old Stone Fort Lecture


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hyde hallThe Summer Lecture Series at the Old Stone Fort Museum is set to begin at 7 pm on Thursday, July 12 with “Historic Hyde Hall”, a look at the Otsego County estate, its architecture, its numerous and noteworthy inhabitants, and its surprising connections to Schoharie County.

Led by Hyde Hall’s own John Bower, the lecture will introduce participants to the estate’s founder, George Clark, and cover the many phases of construction. Beginning in 1817, the work spanned several years and ultimately resulted in what is considered one of the finest examples of neoclassic country mansions anywhere in the United States. Continue reading

Saratoga Summer Stroll of Franklin Square


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Marvin-Sackett-Todd HouseThe Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation will hold its Wealth & Wellness: Franklin Square Summer Stroll on Sunday, July 1st at 10:30 am.

Carrie Woerner, NYS Assemblywoman and former SSPF Executive Director, will lead a tour through the historic Franklin Square area. This district is architecturally rich and home to some of the oldest private residences in Saratoga Springs. Franklin Square is a veritable showcase of American architectural history. This tour, sponsored by Longfellows, meets at the Northwest corner of Division Street and Broadway. Continue reading

Coney Island Boardwalk Designated Landmark


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coney island boardwalkThe New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) has designated the Coney Island (Riegelmann) Boardwalk in Brooklyn a Scenic Landmark in recognition of its cultural and historical significance.

Since opening on May 15, 1923, the Coney Island Boardwalk has been one of the best-known waterfront promenades in the world, providing access to the beach, amusements, and ocean views. Scenic landmark designation is expected to protect the boardwalk’s presence along the beachfront and preserve this iconic site for future generations. Continue reading

1825 Southampton One Room Schoolhouse Restored


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Schoolhouse 2017 2018The restoration of the Red Creek Schoolhouse on the grounds of the Rogers Mansion Museum Complex, a property of the Southampton History Museum, is set to be celebrated on Saturday, May 5 from 2 to 4 pm.

Built in the mid-19th century, perhaps as early as 1830, it is a rare surviving one-room schoolhouse in the Town of Southampton, Long Island.

The restoration, made possible by a $50,500 matching grant from the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation, was carried out by carpenter Nathan Tuttle.  Continue reading

Dutch Architect, André Hoek at Historic Hudson


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dutch architectureDutch Architect André Hoek is set to give a lecture on “A Dutch Approach to Historic Preservation, Preserving ‘Spirit of Place'” on Sunday, March 25th from 4 to 6 pm at Stair Galleries, (Upstairs), 549 Warren Street, in Hudson, NY. Following the lecture, wine and other beverages will be served.

André Hoek, a Dutch architect specializing in historic preservation, will speak about the techniques and tools developed in the Netherlands to survey, study, restore, protect and maintain historic buildings and gardens. He will discuss whether these methods can apply to historic buildings, especially those of Dutch origin, in the Hudson Valley. Continue reading

NYC: Accessible Historic Streetscapes Program


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historic streetscapesAn Accessible Historic Streetscapes continuing education class has been set for Thursday, March 22, 2018, from 9 to 11:30 am.

In this class attendees will learn about the historic pavings used in DUMBO and around New York City from Doreen Gallo of the DUMBO Neighborhood Alliance; and based on a study the Historic District Council commissioned from Being Here Landscape Architecture & Environmental Design, PLLC, Denisha Williams and Jeff Byles will explain how to maintain the historic Belgian Blocks while being ADA compliant. Continue reading

Historians Podcast: Blighted Buildings Could Be Useful


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The Historians LogoThis week on The Historians podcast, Bob Cudmore and Dave Greene discuss a proposal to use blighted city buildings as a resource for new construction.

The idea was recently brought up in a letter to the editor by retired Montgomery County historian Jacqueline Mujrphy. Plus stories about World War II and the biography of Mary Van der Veer, an Amsterdam, NY, artist.

Listen to the podcast here. Continue reading