The city of Gloversville fittingly developed around the glove industry, and relied heavily on the prosperity of abundant tanneries across the southern Adirondacks to provide leather. With the departure of this important industry, the city has its eye on the future and is working to revitalize its buildings, infrastructure, and businesses. Fulton County Historian and Executive Director of the Fulton County Museum Samantha Hall-Saladino will lead this day-long outing that will explore the museum and the surrounding Kingsborough Historic District. We will also visit the 1892 Queen Anne-style Gustav Levor House, and tour some of downtown Gloversville’s stunning turn-of-the-century commercial buildings in various stages of rehabilitation, including the Glove Theater, Schine Memorial Hall, and some ongoing adaptive reuse projects.
This tour will be led by Fulton County Museum Executive Director and Historian Samantha Hall-Saladino, as well as local guides and property owners. The tour begins at 10 AM and ends around 4 PM.
The fee is $45 for AARCH members and $55 for non-members.
Photos courtesy of Samantha Hall-Saladino and Schine Memorial Hall, LLC.