The Architecture of William Prescott

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Architect William Prescott (1926-1971) grew up in Keeseville, earned a degree at Princeton, and worked at the architectural firm of Howell, Lewis & Shay in Philadelphia before returning to the North Country as principal of W. H. Prescott Associates in Plattsburgh. His distinctly modern style— gently sloped roofs, large overhangs, wide chimneys, vertical wood siding and large expanses of glass—is evident across a wide range of residential, commercial, and municipal properties in the Adirondacks. On this tour, we’ll stop at two Plattsburgh churches, see a Prescott-designed private residence overlooking Lake Champlain, get a chance to go inside the former Paleface Ski Center lodge, and end our day exploring 3 distinct Prescott-designed residences in Lake Placid.

This tour is led by AARCH Executive Director Steven Engelhart, and William Prescott’s daughter, Susan Prescott Buck.  The tour begins at 10 AM and ends around 4 PM.

The fee is $55 for AARCH members and $65 for non-members.





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