Category Archives: Restoration Tips

Resource Directory Launched

FOR PROPERTY OWNERS: In March 2013, the Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation (SSPF) launched a Resource Directory for historic property owners in and around Saratoga Springs. The Directory serves to aid the many historic property howers who contact SSPF regarding requests for technical assistance regarding restoration, rehabilitation, and renovation information. The list of architects, engineers, contractors, landscapers, […]
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2012 Annual Report

Interested in learning what the Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation accomplished over the past calendar year, please read our 2012 Annual Report.  If you have any questions, please contact the office at (518) 587-5030.  Please click here.
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2012-2013 Contractor & Business Directory

This directory is currently under construction. We thank you for your patience and be sure to check back soon. If you have an immediate need for a contractor or individual with experience working on historic properties please call us at 518-587-5030 or email sboivin@saratogapreservation.org.  
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2012 Preservation Recognition Award Winners Announced!

Each year in May, as part of National Historic Preservation Month, the Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation recognizes those who have preserved the architectural heritage of Saratoga Springs. Award recipients were honored at a public ceremony with Mayor Scott Johnson on Thursday, May 31, 2012, 5PM at City Hall, Council Chambers. A reception followed the ceremony […]
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RESTORATION CORNER AT ROTARY HOME SHOW 2012

The Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation is once again presenting the Rotary Home Show Restoration Corner, highlighting services provided by several builders, architects, landscape firms, stone quarriers, flooring specialists and painters.  Come speak with these experts and local businesses owners about your addition, restoration, or new construction projects. Since 1977, the Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation has […]
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Built in 1812, and once endangered, the Plumb-Bronson House may soon be reborn

This is a story about a house, a very fine house, built by Samuel Plumb, a businessman who owned a fleet of tugboats on the Hudson River. In 1812, he commissioned an architect-builder to design a home in Hudson, N.Y. Plumb had an eye for the dramatic, as evidenced by his choice of a hillside […]
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WINDOWS WORKSHOP

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY: The Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation presents “Restoring Your Historic Windows” by Matt Chinian, a skilled craftsman with experience in restoring and converting historic buildings. Chinian, who has specialized in windows for the last seven years, will hold a Windows Workshop on Saturday, June 12th from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. in the […]
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SARATOGA SPRINGS’ HISTORIC DISTRICT

In 1977 the City of Saratoga Springs adopted an historic review ordinance aimed at protecting the City’s rich historic architecture and neighborhoods from insensitive rehabilitation, unnecessary demolition and inappropriate new construction. The ordinance calls for the designation of buildings and neighborhoods of special historic and architectural character. Click here to download a copy of the […]
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TAX INCENTIVES FOR HISTORIC PRESERVATION

There are several tax incentives that you may qualify for if you improve your historic property. New York State Rehabilitation Tax Credit for Homeowners The New York State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) in the Division for Historic Preservation, Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation provides technical assistance to property owners working to rehabilitate homes. […]
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Preserving Old Windows

Windows serve as more than functional components of a building that provide light, ventilation and view. Windows are a character- defining detail of an historic building. Windows are also one of the most important aspects of a building’s material fabric and historic appearance. The design of a window is as important as any other decorative […]
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