Category Archives: Advocacy

Unfortunate Loss of 26 Caroline Street

              26 Caroline Street   The Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation is disappointed that the City of Saratoga Springs did not disclose at the City Council meeting that the front façade of 26 Caroline Street could be preserved.  Yesterday the Foundation received a copy of the City’s final structural engineer […]
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26 Caroline Street Demolition

26 Caroline Street The Foundation is pleased that the City of Saratoga Springs took action to declare 26 Caroline Street an emergency to hire an independent structural engineer to evaluate the building to assess its future, especially in light of the differences in the previous structural assessments.  Like the City, the Foundation does not want […]
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Caroline Street Fire Update

26-30 Caroline Street The Foundation continues to work toward preserving the historic 1870’s commercial building located at 26 Caroline Street.  The Foundation reached out to the owner multiple times to provide assistance, including offering to pay for a structural engineer to evaluate preserving the building or, at the very least, its façade.  Unfortunately, the owner […]
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Update: Caroline Street Fire

As many of you know there was a terrible fire on Caroline Street in the early morning hours of Thanksgiving Day. The Foundation thanks the City of Saratoga Springs Fire Department and area fire departments for their efforts in containing the fire, as well as the Saratoga Springs Police Department for keeping everyone in the […]
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Saratoga Springs Preservation Disappointed By Decision

The Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation is disappointed with the Appellate Court decision that upheld the December 5, 2012 decision of the Design Review Commission (DRC) to permit the demolition of the Winans-Crippen house at 66 Franklin Street. While the Foundation hoped to see this historic building preserved, the Foundation’s main purpose for seeking an appeal […]
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66 Franklin Street – Preservation Foundation Disappointed by Decision

The Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation is disappointed with the recent New York State Supreme Court decision that upheld the December 5, 2012 Design Review Commission (DRC) decision to permit the demolition of the 1871 Winans-Crippen house located at 66 Franklin Street.  The Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation’s mission is to promote the preservation and enhancement of […]
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SACRED PLACES TOUR 2013

SACRED PLACES TOUR Saturday, April 20, 2013 1-5pm $15 per person (Image: Universal Preservation Hall, 25 Washington Street, Saratoga Springs) Explore inside and out, the churches, cemeteries, burial grounds, temples, and new-use sacred sites on this year’s SACRED PLACES TOUR on Saturday, April 20, 2013 from 1-5pm. While there are many sacred sites in Saratoga […]
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Preservation Matters! Skidmore College

Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation Preservation Matters Samantha Bosshart, Executive Director August 30, 2012 Skidmore Hall: Where It All Began With a new a new academic year beginning this week at Skidmore College, it is a fitting time to reflect on the college’s origins in downtown Saratoga Springs.  When I walk to the Saratoga Springs Preservation […]
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Preservation Matters! Plaque Program

Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation Preservation Matters Samantha Bosshart, Executive Director September 13, 2012   Historic Plaque Program: The History of Your House Matters Have you ever wondered about the history of your house? When it was built? Who owned it? What happened to the people who lived there?   The Historic Plaque Program of the […]
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Preservation Matters! 649 North Broadway

Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation Preservation Matters Samantha Bosshart, Executive Director November 9, 2012 A Look at the History of 649 Broadway Saratoga Springs’s history, in many ways is preserved by its thousands of property owners. Many people within the city own homes built before the turn of the 20th century, making the city’s homeowners some […]
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