AARCH is headquartered in historic Keeseville, New York, in the former company office building of the Ausable Horse Nail Company. The circa 1850 stone building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as part of Keeseville’s large historic district. Adjacent to the office building is an 1849 stone mill, also owned by AARCH. This is a rare surviving group of mid-19th century, water-powered, industrial buildings, which were once the heart of Keeseville’s booming horse nail manufacturing industry.
AARCH purchased and beautifully renovated the Main Street building in 2006 and it now houses the organization’s offices, a research library, gallery space, large meeting room, and residential apartment. Please stop by and visit us if you are in the area. Keeseville is a great community to explore, with its many historic buildings, three historic bridges, and its dynamic location on the Ausable River. You can explore the village with the help of a self-guided walking tour booklet called A Thoroughly Wide Awake Little Village, which is available through AARCH.
AARCH is currently working to find a new owner for the Stone Mill and has undertaken a project to create a new public waterfront park on an adjacent property.