Posts Tagged ‘adirondacks’

Local Landmarks

Posted on: August 4th, 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 we explore some of our local landmarks. Landmarks are important in preserving history, are essential to communities, and provide a connection to the past. They also can be quirky, fun, […]


Schuyler Falls Historic Water Main

Posted on: July 21st, 2020 No Comments

This week Oscar travels to Schuyler Falls, NY, to learn more about an interesting artifact on display at the Town Hall, an early wooden water main. The first wood stave pipe for a waterworks system was built in Rochester, New York, between 1867 and 1870, bringing water from a lake 16 mile distant through a […]


Plaster Restoration and Repair

Posted on: July 7th, 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 I am joined by my special guest Tom Podhrazsky owner of  White Pine Studio. Tom has recently relocated to the Adirondacks and is hard at work restoring his Greek Revival […]


FIRE PREVENTION IN HISTORIC BUILDINGS

Posted on: June 29th, 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. The recent fire at White Pine Camp and last week’s fire in Ausable Forks, which completely consumed a 1920’s home, injuring the occupants has me thinking about fire safety and prevention in […]


Wood Siding

Posted on: June 9th, 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 I would like to talk about exterior wood siding. Understanding the kind of wooden cladding your property has, and how it was made, can help you make the best decisions […]


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, […]


Restoring Old Windows with Oscar

Posted on: May 12th, 2020 No Comments

By Christine Bush 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 we are going to talk about one of my favorite architectural features: Historic Wood Windows! Windows are perhaps the most character-defining element of an old house. They […]


So, What Is Public History?

Posted on: September 4th, 2018 No Comments

By Nolan Cool. “So…what is public history?” Folks attending Adirondack Architectural Heritage’s day-long tours ask me this all the time. My sarcastic answer is “it’s the opposite of private history,” followed by a more serious explanation that public history is applied history out in the world. A still unsatisfied, confused look prompts me to further […]


Discovering The Adirondacks in Washington Park

Posted on: April 5th, 2017 No Comments

By Tom Riley. In October 2016, AARCH ventured outside the Blue Line to tour Albany Rural and Oakwood Cemeteries.  One of the big draws, besides the elaborate and extensive architecturally significant buildings on both grounds, was that so many people connected to the Adirondacks are buried there.  This list includes Governor Marcy, geologist Ebenezer Emmons, […]