Posts Tagged ‘architecture’

Resources for K-12 Teachers & Educators

Posted on: October 13th, 2020 No Comments
keeseville quest

Adirondack Architectural Heritage (AARCH) is dedicated to providing and sharing resources with teachers and educators across the Adirondack region and Northern New York. Our work in regional education, advocacy, and technical assistance cuts across K-12 Art, Science, Technology, Math, English, and Social Studies curriculums. This document shows a slice of what we offer in helping […]


Historic Bridges

Posted on: August 21st, 2020 2 Comments

Historic Bridges Have you been following the grassroots efforts of Save Keeseville’s Historic Bridges? Are you curious as to why a particular type of bridge was used or what kind of bridge you are seeing?  This week we explore some of the various bridge types found in New York State. In Keeseville, like so many […]


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 […]


Hunt For The Adirondack Mountain House

Posted on: June 16th, 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. Have you ever wondered who lived in your historic house? When was it built? By whom? Or driven past an abandoned old house and thought there must be a story to that […]


Celebrate Preservation Month with Oscar

Posted on: May 5th, 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. My friends and I at AARCH think every month is preservation month, but did you know? May is National Preservation Month!! Also known as Historic Preservation Month, the month […]


Getting Technical with Oscar

Posted on: April 28th, 2020 No Comments

By Christine Bush Greetings everyone, Oscar the Grotesque here, ready to look more closely at Adirondack architecture, historic buildings, and preservation opportunities. I hope you had fun drafting up sketches and field notes of your homes last week. Now that you understand your house a little better, perhaps you feel like it is time to start […]


Map YOUR Backyard

Posted on: April 25th, 2020 1 Comment

By AARCH Staff Need a break, or some fresh air, or maybe both? Us too. We at AARCH are with all of YOU – coping with the emotional and deeply impactful toll of our current situation. Take a break, like us. We want to learn more about your world from YOU, our generous and passionate […]


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, […]