Plattsburgh native Alvin Walter Inman (1895-1950) is one the most important North Country architects that no one has ever heard of. See the work of this uniquely public architect who weathered the Great Depression to produce some fantastic Colonial Revival and Period style schools, churches, libraries, civic buildings, and private homes across the North Country over his career of nearly 30 years.
Begin the day visiting two 1930s, rural grade schools in Upper Jay and Clintonville, followed by a visit to a luxuriously designed, Medieval-inspired Tudor stone house overlooking Valcour Bay. Lastly, head into Plattsburgh and embark on a short walking tour exploring the architect’s local business facades, churches, and a few private homes, including his own 1938 English Tudor residence.
The tour will be led by AARCH Executive Director Steven Engelhart and AARCH Educational Programs Director Nolan Cool.
The tour begins at 10:00 am and ends at 4:00 pm.
The tour fee is $45 for AARCH members and $55 for non-members.