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The following are titles published by Adirondack Architectural Heritage…

White Pine Camp: The Saga of an Adirondack Great Camp and Summer White House

2018, First Edition | by Howard Kirschenbaum

White Pine Camp is one of the Adirondack region’s prized historic places.  This book explores White Pine Camp’s fascinating story, including: the design and building of its unique architecture through a collaboration of architects William Massarene and Addison Mizner and master builder Ben Muncil;  a parade of prominent owners throughout the 20th century; its use as the 1926 summer White House by Calvin Coolidge; its use by Paul Smith’s College over 35 years; and the inspiring historic preservation case study which brought the camp from near destruction to restoration to being open to the public for guest accommodations and historical tours

$29.95 | Order

A Guide to Architecture in the Adirondacks

2017, First Edition | by Richard Longstreth

Finally, a comprehensive and easy-to-use guide to the built environment of the region is here.  Drawn from years of extensive fieldwork, A Guide to Architecture in the Adirondacks has 450 entries from nearly every Adirondack community.  This is a must-have for tourists and Adirondack residents, alike.

This one-of-a-kind guide contains:

  • Entries for individual properties and districts include information on design, construction and designers, key physical characteristics and historical significance.
  • Hundreds of images taken by the author, who has nearly fifty years of experience as a photographer of architecture.
  • Maps keyed specifically for this guide and organized into twelve sections to make it easy to create your own tours.
  • Bibliographies of seventeen architects and other designers, based in the Adirondacks.

$34.95 |  Order


Santanoni: From Japanese Temple to Life at an Adirondack Great Camp

Second Edition | by Robert Engel, Howard Kirschenbaum & Paul Malo

This book offers an unparalleled view of Adirondack camps – of the special qualities that distinguished their architecture and supported a distinctive way of life.

Here is the most intimate picture we have to date of a world that seems almost mythical in its ambitiousness and expression. Here, too, the authors have told the epic of the successful campaign, despite all odds, to preserve the many remaining buildings of this remarkable complex.

Engagingly written and sumptuously illustrated, Santanoni is essential reading for all those interested in the Adirondacks, rustic architecture, and leisure pursuits in America.

– Richard Longstreth, Professor of American Civilization,
George Washington University, President of the Society of Architectural Historians

$29.95 paperback | Order



churchcovercAdirondack Churches: A History of Design and Building by Sally E. Svenson

Sally Svenson combines architectural history and description with perceptive and relevant social and economic background to give us an engaging, copiously illustrated study of regional religious architecture.

Adirondack Churches should serve as a model for, many similar projects in the future.

– Peter Williams, professor of Comparative Religion and American Studies, Miami U., Ohio, and author of Houses of God: Religion and Architecture in the United States

$44.95 hardcover, $29.95 paperback | Order

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