Ticonderoga High School Auditorium

Ticonderoga High School Auditorium

KEESEVILLE — Adirondack Architectural Heritage (AARCH), the region’s private, nonprofit historic preservation organization, will present its annual Preservation Awards on Friday, November 2 to several recipients that exemplify the extraordinary stewardship of individual historic properties and ongoing preservation work in communities across the Adirondacks.

“We had several diverse, deserving nominations this year,” said AARCH Preservation Services Director Mary Cirbus. “All are excellent projects that represent the sensitive, careful, hard work of preservationists throughout the Adirondacks.”

The recipients of the 2018 AARCH Preservation Awards are:

  • Hotel Saranac, owner Roedel Companies, for the restoration and rehabilitation of this iconic 1927 grand hotel (Village of Saranac Lake, Franklin County).
  • Westport Town Hall, Town of Westport, for the restoration this building originally constructed in 1928 (Town of Westport, Essex County).
  • Moss Ledge, owners Michael and Wendy Lincoln, for the restoration and rehabilitation of this William Coulter-designed camp on Upper Saranac Lake (Town of Saranac Lake, Franklin County).
  • Seven Gables Antiques, owner Audrey Miller, for the rehabilitation and stewardship of this former 1927 gas station (Town of Onchiota, Franklin County).
  • Ticonderoga High School Auditorium, Ticonderoga School District, for the restoration of this historic auditorium (Town of Ticonderoga, Essex County).
  • Pat Benton, for her long-term stewardship of The Hedges on Blue Mountain Lake (Town of Blue Mountain Lake, Hamilton County).
  • Tapawingo, owner Margo Fish, for long-term stewardship (Town of Lake Placid, Essex County).

The Annual Awards Luncheon will be held on Friday, November 2, beginning at 11:30 am at Valcour Brewing Company in Plattsburgh (49 Ohio Avenue, Plattsburgh). Their facility at the former Old Stone Barracks was the recipient of an AARCH Preservation Award in 2017. The event is generously sponsored by Kimmey Decker, Bill and Susan Harral, Susan Darrin, and Ed Finnerty and Nancie Battaglia.

Please join us for an inspiring afternoon as we honor these recipients. Tickets are $50 per person and include a pub lunch of locally-sourced fare. Reservations are required and may be made by calling AARCH at (518) 834-9328; by email at [email protected]; or by visiting our website at www.aarch.org.

Adirondack Architectural Heritage is the private nonprofit, historic preservation organization for the Adirondack Park with an educational mission to promote better public understanding, appreciation, and stewardship of the region’s architecture and communities.