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29th Annual Preservation Awards Ceremony

October 4 @ 4:00 pm 6:00 pm

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Come celebrate accomplishments in historic preservation throughout the Adirondack region at our annual awards program in October! This year’s awards will be held at War Cannon Spirits in Crown Point, a 2023 AARCH Preservation Awardee.

AARCH’s Annual Preservation Awards Ceremony recognizes the individuals, businesses, communities, and organizations whose efforts exemplify the best of historic preservation work in the Adirondack region. This event shines a light on the passions and extraordinary work of the people who make historic preservation such an important part of the region’s vitality.

We will honor this year’s awardees at War Cannon Spirits, a rare 200-year-old mill that owner Paul Besignano reimagined as a unique place for people to gather with good food and drink while celebrating the community’s history. At the core of this building lies a mill built by Job Howe in the 1820s. It harnessed the power of the Putnam Creek as a grist and lumber mill until it was repurposed as the Crown Point Agway store in 1957, which subsequently became Porter’s Mill Hardware & Feed from 2000 to 2008. Paul Besignano saved the mill from demolition when he acquired it in 2016 and set about stabilizing the structure with the help of noted regional architect, the late Nils Luderowski. The team spent over seven years rehabilitating the structure with respect to its vernacular construction and ensuring that any changes were sensitive to the original building. War Cannon Spirits exemplifies the spirit of our preservation awards and we are proud to partner with them this year.

We hope you will join us in celebrating the wonderful accomplishments of our friends and neighbors this October, as well as appreciating the stunning rehabilitation of War Cannon Spirits.