AARCH is headquartered in historic Keeseville, New York, in the former 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. 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 sensitively renovated the Main Street building in 2006 to serve as our organization’s headquarters. We sold the office and stone mill properties in early 2022 but continue to occupy the Main Street building, which houses the AARCH offices, research library, and gallery space as well as a residential apartment and offices rented by AdkAction.
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 has also undertaken a project to create a new public waterfront park on an adjacent property along the Ausable River.