Adirondack Architectural Heritage (AARCH), the historic preservation organization for the Adirondack Park region, has opened nominations for its 2020 Preservation Awards.
For over 25 years, this annual awards program has recognized the sensitive restoration, rehabilitation, and adaptive reuse of historic structures throughout the region, and highlighted individuals who have promoted historic preservation revitalization efforts in their communities. The awards honor the preservation work of organizations, municipalities, and individuals who make the Adirondack region a better place to live, work, and visit.
Preservation projects of all sizes and scopes are eligible for consideration. The deadline for nominations is June 15, 2020. AARCH Preservation Award recipients will be honored an a luncheon on Saturday, September 19, 2020, at The Grace Memorial Chapel, a 2008 AARCH Preservation Award winner for their stained glass restoration project on this historic property at Sabbath Day Point on Lake George.
AARCH honored several projects, organizations, and individuals at their awards luncheon held late last fall at The Hedges, a 2018 Preservation Award recipient. AARCH honored the following properties and projects: Laura Finley, for the restoration of the boathouse on 14 Mile Island on Lake George (Town of Bolton, Warren County) and for the Finley family’s long-term stewardship of the island’s historic buildings. Jeffrey Robillard for the restoration and stewardship of Northbrook Lodge on Osgood Pond (Town of Brighton, Franklin County). Dillon Klepetar for the restoration of the historic barn at Echo Farm (Town of Essex, Essex County). New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) and the Clinton County Historical Association for their collaborative efforts to restore the Bluff Point Lighthouse on Valcour Island in Lake Champlain (Town of Peru, Clinton County) Darren and Lisa Tracy, for the rescue and rehabilitation of the Dr. Ferguson office building (City of Glens Falls, Warren County). Town of Waddington, for the restoration of the Waddington Town Hall as a community center (Town of Waddington, St. Lawrence County).
To nominate a project or for more information regarding the awards or nominations process, contact Christine Bush, AARCH Preservation Services Director, at (518) 834-9328 or firstname.lastname@example.org. A nomination form is available for download here. A list of past winners and projects is available online.
Adirondack Architectural Heritage is the nonprofit historic preservation organization for New York State’s Adirondack region. AARCH was formed in 1990 with a mission to promote better public understanding, appreciation, and stewardship of the Adirondacks’ unique and diverse architectural heritage.
Photo of 2019 AARCH Preservation Award Winners courtesy John Eldridge.