The Architecture of Ward Shippey

The Architecture of Ward Shippey

Glens Falls architect Ward Shippey (1885-1963) had an exceptionally long and prolific career designing homes, commercial buildings, theaters, children’s summer camps, private clubs, municipal buildings, camps, and resorts. The majority of his designs were in Glens Falls, Lake George, and Schroon Lake but he also designed several resorts in the Catskills like Grossinger’s, Arrowhead Lodge,…

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…

The Women of Santanoni

The Women of Santanoni

Camp Santanoni, a 12,900-acre wilderness estate established in 1892, and its 200-acre working farm, are an architectural wonder rich with the stories of the people who have lived and worked at, enjoyed, and preserved the site. While women have always played a central role at Santanoni, their stories have not always been told. This day-long…

Architects & Architecture at Santanoni, Past & Present

Architects & Architecture at Santanoni, Past & Present

Join architect and guide Chuck Higgerson on a day-long adventure focused on Santanoni’s construction and last year’s extensive Save America’s Treasures grant-funded restoration project. Journey on a horse-drawn wagon and hear about the history of the camp and farm and the architects, builders, and catalogs behind their designs. Once you arrive, you will learn how…

Preserving Camp Santanoni

Preserving Camp Santanoni

Camp Santanoni and the Santanoni Preserve was a huge private estate, created by Robert and Anna Pruyn of Albany, covering nearly 13,000 acres. Construction started in 1892 and at its heyday, the property included nearly four-dozen buildings, a 200-acre working farm and a Japanese-inspired log villa. In 1972, Camp Santanoni was acquired by the State…

Biking the Boquet Valley

Biking the Boquet Valley

Join AARCH on a scenic bike route through the rolling Boquet Valley, a region that is known for its fertile farmland and charming hamlets. Meeting at the Whallonsburg Grange, we’ll first see the Grange’s work to restore its Grange Hall as a community center and to adaptively reuse the former Whitcomb’s Garage for arts, retail,…