KEESEVILLE — Adirondack Architectural Heritage (AARCH), the region’s private nonprofit, historic preservation organization, will be presenting its annual Preservation Awards on Monday, September 18 to five projects that exemplify the extraordinary preservation work being done in communities throughout the Adirondacks. Two awards will also be presented for individual achievement. These awards honor the best examples of sensitive restoration, rehabilitation, and long-term stewardship by individuals, organizations, local governments, and businesses.
- Wiawaka Center for Women for their restoration of the 1903 Wakonda Lodge (Town of Lake George, Warren County).
- Deer’s Head Inn, owners Carolyn Sicher, Aaron Wolf, Karin Demuro, and Dr. Robert Demuro, for their restoration and rehabilitation of this 1808 building (Town of Elizabethtown, Essex County).
- Valcour Brewing Company, Mary Theresa Pearl and the late Terry Schmaltz, for the restoration and rehabilitation of the 1838 Old Stone Barracks (Town of Plattsburgh, Clinton County).
- Friends of Stillwater Fire Tower, for their restoration of the 1919 Stillwater Fire Tower (Town of Webb, Herkimer County).
- Camp Turk, for their long term stewardship of an historic Masonic youth camp (Town of Woodgate, Oneida County).
- Richard Longstreth, for his extraordinary work over several years to create and publish A Guide to Architecture in the Adirondacks.
- Michael Frenette, for his skilled and sensitive restoration work at Camp Santanoni over nearly twenty years.