Category Archives: Preservation in Action

Preservation Matters – Year in Review

Preservation Matters Year in Review Samantha Bosshart, Executive Director February 7, 2014 2013 Year in Review   On Jan. 27, the Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation kicked-off its educational programming for the new year with the presentation, “Saratoga Springs: Roads, Highways, and Preservation” by Tom Lewis, Skidmore College professor of English and author, at our annual […]
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Historic Preservation – City Council Candidates Respond

Our city is fortunate to have such a diverse, extensive collection of historic resources that make our community special, many of which have been highlighted over the past year in these articles. Our historic downtown and neighborhoods are the destinations they are today because of the vision, commitment, effort, investment, and oversight of many over […]
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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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Comprehensive Plan: Give a Voice to Historic Preservation

Comprehensive Plan: A Voice for Historic Preservation As you probably know, Saratoga Springs is working on a new Comprehensive Plan to use to shape the policies and growth of the city for the next ten years. It is vital to have a voice for historic preservation. If you are interested in historic preservation, we ask […]
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Thank You for a Great Preservation Celebration!

Thank you for a great night. Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation’s 2013 Spirit of Preservation Celebration a success! On Friday May 17, 2013 the Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation (SSPF) held the 2013 Spirit of Preservation Celebration at the Saratoga Springs City Center. The SSPF staff and board of directors would like to thank the honorees, their […]
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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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