Wanakena

Wanakena

The hamlet of Wanakena was established in 1902 by the Rich Lumber Company on 16,000 acres on the southwest side of Cranberry Lake.  When the company left Wanakena for Vermont in 1912, rather than dismantling the workers’ houses, they were sold to residents and to tourists as summer residences.  Allen Ditch  and historian Bill Gleason…

Colton: Barn Quilts & Beyond

Colton: Barn Quilts & Beyond

Public art and architecture come together in a movement that is sweeping St. Lawrence County – barn quilts. Through numerous creative, colorful, and vibrant barn quilts, the county’s communities reflect on their past and share their stories for all to see. These pieces of artwork are mounted on buildings and all tell stories about their…

Kildare Club

Kildare Club

Due to unforeseen circumstances, this tour has been cancelled.  William Seward Webb and Frederick W. Vanderbilt originally founded the Kildare Club in 1892, as a 10,000 acre rustic hunting preserve west of Tupper Lake. The Saranac Lake architectural firm of Scopes and Feustmann designed the current complex in 1906, after the original lodge burned. At…

Potsdam Sandstone: 50 Shades of Red

One of several free tours AARCH is offering this season, highlighting unique structures and the stories behind them.  The walking portion of the tour will last approximately two hours; please be prepared for periods of walking and standing.  Pre-registration is not required, but is appreciated. Contact Virginia for more information. Located just beyond the Blue…