Posts Tagged ‘rehabilitation’

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 […]


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 1 Comment

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 […]


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 […]


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 […]