AARCH annually provides a wide variety of technical assistance to homeowners, business owners, municipalities and other not-for-profits on historic preservation matters. Among the kinds of assistance we provide are: helping with building conservation problems, identifying sources of funding for preservation projects, guiding historical research, hosting workshops, and providing information on historic sites surveys and National Register listings – typically more than 50 technical assistance requests each year! We also help historic property owners find a contractor or tradesperson for their project as well as offer additional resources here.
Just a few recent examples include:
Clinton County Historical Association— a design for a new entry
Adaptive reuse strategies for a Plattsburgh bank
Conditions assessment of a camp on Tupper Lake
Help with rehabilitation planning for Whitcomb’s Garage in Whallonsburg
Assessment of an historic barn in Keene and Forest Lake Camp Lodge
National Register Nominations for numerous properties and districts
Town wide Cultural Resource Surveys – Willsboro, Schuyler Falls
Tax credit workshop – Malone
Existing conditions documentations – Historic camp in Essex
Writing the Sacred Sites Grant for the restoration of the belfry of the Hague Baptist Church
Providing information and resources to encourage the preservation of the Smith House in Westport, the Doll House at Camp Sabattis, and St. Gabriels Church in Paul Smiths
If you or your community have a project that could benefit from this kind of assistance, please contact Christine Bush, Preservation Services Director, at email@example.com.