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Stewardship Through The Generations

By Kate Ritter. My inspiration for pursuing a career in historic preservation can be traced to many sources.  Growing up, my parents always sought opportunities to introduce us to the built environment through guided tours, books, adventures in the car and on-foot.  They made sure we all appreciated the satisfaction… >>More

Built in 1832, Survived in 2011

By Martha Spear. Our Upper Jay farmhouse has a sign on it saying it was built in 1832.  No one living knows for sure if that’s true.  I spent some hours in the Essex County, NY Clerk’s office looking up ownership records, and got back pretty far, but not to… >>More

 

Adirondack Architectural Heritage (AARCH) is the nonprofit historic preservation organization for New York State’s Adirondack Park.  AARCH was formed in 1990 to promote better public understanding, appreciation and stewardship of the Adirondacks’ unique and diverse architectural heritage.  This legacy includes not only Great Camps and other rustic buildings, but also the many other structures that embody the whole range of human experience in the region.