Posts Tagged ‘AARCH’

Lilacs

Posted on: June 2nd, 2020 No Comments

Greetings everyone, Oscar the Grotesque here, joining you for another week to look more closely at Adirondack architecture, historic buildings, and preservation opportunities. This week with the danger of frost (fingers crossed) behind us and Spring bursting out around us in luscious shades of greens and a brilliant burst of color, our thoughts have turned to […]


PAINTING WITH OSCAR

Posted on: May 19th, 2020 No Comments

Greetings everyone, Oscar the Grotesque here, joining you for another week to look more closely at Adirondack architecture, historic buildings, and preservation opportunities. This week it looks like Spring is finally here to stay, and summer is in our sights!  It is the perfect time to start those exterior house projects.  Just like your car, […]


Get to Know Your House with Oscar

Posted on: April 21st, 2020 No Comments
Field Notes Kit for House Work

By Christine Bush Greetings everyone, Oscar the Grotesque here, ready to look more closely at Adirondack architecture, historic buildings, and helping you find preservation opportunities of your own. Last week we talked a little bit about how architectural details, such as eaves can help you identify the architectural style of your building. This week we […]


Oscar’s Observations: Eavesdropping

Posted on: April 14th, 2020 No Comments

By Christine Bush Oscar here, ready to bring you a new take on looking more closely at Adirondack architecture, historic buildings, and preservation opportunities. Last week, I mentioned that I reside on the eave* of an 1850s Adirondack farmhouse. This week I would like to talk a little bit about eaves. What is an eave, […]


Oscar’s Observations: Your Preservation Resource

Posted on: April 7th, 2020 2 Comments
Oscar's Observations

By Christine Bush Greetings All, My name is Oscar. I’m a friendly gargoyle with a certain expertise on observing historic buildings. My normal job is to protect my home by warding off evil, but my most important job is guarding the character of historic buildings. Mostly, I enjoy peering down from the eave with my […]


So What’s An “EMBEDAWATT?”

Posted on: February 4th, 2020 No Comments

By Steven Engelhart. This piece arrives at precisely the right moment. A recent opinion piece in the New York Times targeted historic preservation as an out-of-touch field that negatively impacts communities, as well as a movement that does not support building a more sustainable, environmentally-friendly planet. Alongside the responses of our colleagues at the Preservation […]


Summer Preview

Posted on: April 23rd, 2015 No Comments

By Kate Ritter. As we pack our winter coats away in favor of lighter layers, the AARCH staff is busy preparing for another full season of educational outings in the Adirondack Park and beyond.  In celebration of AARCH’s 25th anniversary, our schedule is more extensive than ever with many returning favorites and ten new offerings.  In […]


Built in 1832, Survived in 2011

Posted on: January 22nd, 2015 2 Comments

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 1832.  So the handmade plaque […]


Loco for Poke-O

Posted on: October 5th, 2014 No Comments

By David Thomas-Train. The Friends of Poke-O-Moonshine is a  long-time project of AARCH, which kindly  lends us its tax-exempt status along with office space.  We’ve worked  here for over a decade,  restoring the fire tower, summit, and trails  for education and recreation on that nearby and strangely named mountain. I’ve had the fun and  occasional frustration of […]