Eight honorees have been selected by a jury of preservation professionals to receive the 2019 Excellence in Historic Preservation Award. They will be honored at the Preservation League of NYS “Excellence in Historic Preservation” awards ceremony, set for Thursday, May 9th, 2019 at 6 pm, at the New York Yacht Club, 37 West 44th Street, New York. [Read more…] about Excellence in Historic Preservation Winners Announced
A discussion about urban renewal in the Hudson Valley and exploring creative ways communities mobilize around contested landscapes has been set for Sunday, April 7th, from 3 to 5 pm, at the Fullerton Center, 297 Grand Street, Newburgh. [Read more…] about Reframing Urban Renewal in Newburgh Sunday
Suzanne Hinman’s new book The Grandest Madison Square Garden: Art, Scandal, and Architecture in Gilded Age New York (Syracuse University Press, 2019) looks back to November 1891, the heart of Gilded Age Manhattan.
Thousands filled the streets surrounding Madison Square, when after countless struggles, Stanford White – the country’s most celebrated architect was about to dedicate America’s tallest tower, the final cap set atop his Madison Square Garden, the country’s grandest new palace of pleasure. Amid a flood of electric light and fireworks, the gilded figure topping the tower was suddenly revealed – an eighteen-foot nude sculpture of Diana, the Roman Virgin Goddess of the Hunt, created by Augustus Saint-Gaudens, White’s pal. [Read more…] about Madison Square Garden: Art, Scandal, and Architecture
The Whallonsburg Grange Hall, has announce that it has purchased Whitcomb’s Garage in Whallonsburg, the vacant building and land directly across Whallons Bay Road from the Grange. [Read more…] about Whallonsburg Grange Purchases 1950s Whitcomb’s Garage
Architect Thomas Fenniman is set to speak on historic preservation and architecture on Roosevelt Island, on Thursday, January 17th at 6:30 pm, at the New York Public Library Branch on Roosevelt Island, NY.
Historic preservation combines multiple disciplines: architecture, design, knowledge of period materials and construction techniques, plus communication to manage the process of building owners, regulators and the masons and builders who perform the work. [Read more…] about Historic Preservation, Architecture on Roosevelt Island
County Historian Joseph P. Bottini is set to offer an illustrated presentation about Utica’s Union Station at the Rome Historical Society’s auditorium on January 16th at 7 pm. He will share details of its history, construction, architectural features, and the story of how it narrowly avoided abandonment. [Read more…] about Utica’s Union Station Illustrated Program in Rome
The Albany County Historical Association is set to kick off its 2019 programming series, “Speaking Easy: Prohibition in Albany,” with an illustrated presentation focusing on the built environment of Prohibition-era Albany on Monday, January 7, 2019 at 7 pm at the Ten Broeck Mansion. [Read more…] about Albany Architecture, Architects in the Roaring 20s
New York State Board for Historic Preservation has recommended adding 16 properties, resources and districts to the State and National Registers of Historic Places. The nominations reflect the striking diversity of New York State’s history and range from a rural one-room school house to the country estate of the Rockefeller family. [Read more…] about State Recommends 16 for State, National Registers
Historic Huguenot Street (HHS) has announced the online exhibit Kasten from Mid-Hudson Valley Collections at hudsonvalleykasten.org featuring more than a dozen 18th-century Dutch-style cupboards made by American craftsmen.
Based on a furniture form popular in the Netherlands, kasten (kast singular) were adapted in the Hudson Valley for over a century and were central to many Dutch-American homes, signifying both the heritage of their owners, as well as their wealth and social status. The online exhibition highlights the enduring influence of Dutch culture in the Hudson Valley. Funding for the project was provided by a grant from the Peggy N. and Roger G. Gerry Charitable Trust and a private donation. [Read more…] about New Online Exhibit of 1700s Dutch-Style Cupboards
The 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. [Read more…] about Saratoga History Summer Stroll of North Broadway