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
The 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. [Read more…] about Saratoga Summer Stroll of The Spa Complex Sunday
The 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. [Read more…] about Saratoga Stroll: The Good Life on North Broadway
The 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. [Read more…] about Hyde Hall Topic Of Old Stone Fort Lecture
The 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. [Read more…] about Saratoga Summer Stroll of Franklin Square
The 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. [Read more…] about Coney Island Boardwalk Designated Landmark
The 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. [Read more…] about 1825 Southampton One Room Schoolhouse Restored