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Preservation Matters: Honoring collaborative spirit of Saratoga Spa State Park and its partners

Shown is a 1932 drawing of the Hall of Springs by architect Joseph H. Freedlander, who designed the Beaux Arts style complex of buildings. Dr. Walter S. McClellan was appointed to be the first medical director of the Park in 1931 and served until 1953. Dr. Walter S. McClellan Collection of the Saratoga Room, Saratoga Springs […]
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Preservation Matters: Highways, Roads and Preservation

Preservation Matters Saratoga Springs: Highways, Roads, and Preservation Samantha Bosshart, Executive Director January 25, 2014 Highways, Roads, and Preservation We use roads every day – whether we drive, bike, or walk along them.  They get us to the places we need to go.  We rarely think about their historic development and their impacts on our […]
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Preservation Matters: 24th annual Candlelight House Tour Dec. 6

Preservation Matters 1 Fifth Avenue Samantha Bosshart, Executive Director November 14, 2013 24th annual Candlelight House Tour Dec. 6   Each year on the first Friday of December the Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation rings in the holidays with the Candlelight House Tour.  During my time as Executive Director, the Foundation has been fortunate to have […]
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Preservation Matters, September 2013

Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation Preservation Matters Spirit of Life & Spencer Trask Memorial Samantha Bosshart September 19, 2013   Preserving the Spirit of Saratoga: Spirit of Life & Spencer Trask Memorial As I walk through Congress Park, I often stop and admire the Spirit of Life & Spencer Trask Memorial.  I not only enjoy taking […]
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Preservation Matters, School is Back in Session October 2013

Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation Preservation Matters – York Avenue School Samantha Bosshart, Executive Director October 2, 2013   School is Back in Session School 7 Fall always marks the time of year when students go back to school.  Many may not realize that Saratoga Springs has a long history of education and that while some […]
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SPIRIT OF PRESERVATION CELEBRATION 2013

As part of National Preservation Month, Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation will recognize the George S. Bolster Collection and Mark Straus at the 11th Annual Spirit of Preservation Celebration on Friday May 17, 2013 at 6PM at the Saratoga Springs City Center. The Spirit of Preservation Celebration honors organizations and individuals who through their vision and […]
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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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