Schuyler Falls: A Historic Corner of Clinton County

Schuyler Falls: A Historic Corner of Clinton County

The bucolic Town of Schuyler Falls, a quiet and historic section of Clinton County, became its own municipality when it separated from the Town of Plattsburgh in April 1848. Its two scenic rivers—the Saranac and Salmon—provided power, while its bountiful woodlands and fertile farmland spurred both the lumber industry and agricultural pursuits. Simultaneously, other natural…

Stone Houses Open House

Stone Houses Open House

Stories, family histories, and livelihoods are all etched in the stone used for many fine homes throughout the North Country. Blue limestone quarried on Willsboro Point was used throughout the Champlain Valley; Au Sable Valley granite went into homes along present-day Route 9N in the area around Jay; and unique reddish-brown Potsdam sandstone was used…

Brews at The Barracks

Brews at The Barracks

  The Plattsburgh Military Reservation goes by many names—the Plattsburgh Barracks, the Plattsburgh Air Force Base, even simply “the Oval.”  Regardless of what you call it, the area is home to numerous, mostly adaptively reused military structures. This section of Plattsburgh was the site of British and American engagements during the War of 1812, and…

The Architecture of William Prescott

The Architecture of William Prescott

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…