Posts Tagged ‘preservation’

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, […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]