AARCH receives grant for guide to Adirondack architecture

29 Dec AARCH receives grant for guide to Adirondack architecture

KEESEVILLE — Adirondack Architectural Heritage (AARCH), the nonprofit historic preservation organization for the region, has received a major grant to support the publication of its new book, “A Guide to Architecture in the Adirondacks.”

The $5,000 Local Heritage grant from the Champlain Valley National Heritage Partnership will help underwrite the publishing cost of the first book to document the architecture of the 12 counties in the Adirondack region. A significant portion of the area covered by the guide lies within the Lake Champlain watershed.

“We are thrilled and very grateful to CVNHP for their generous support and confidence in this project,” said Steven Engelhart, AARCH executive director. “The guide will be both a unique travel companion and a major contribution to the documented history of the Adirondacks. Residents, visitors, researchers, historians and travelers will find it a ‘must-have’ book to keep in their cars and on their bookshelves.”

“A Guide to Architecture in the Adirondacks” is written by Richard Longstreth, one of America’s best-known architectural historians. His project to research, visit, document, and photograph hundreds of historic structures in more than 100 towns and hamlets in the Adirondacks took five years and nearly 10,000 miles of driving throughout the region. Longstreth is the director of the Historic Preservation program at George Washington University and the author of 11 previous books on architectural history.

The book is expected to be available in June 2017 and is published by Adirondack Architectural Heritage with design and marketing support from Adirondack Life.

Draft of book cover

Draft of book cover

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