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Calendar of Events: July 2019

Experience Modern architecture. Take a tour, view an exhibition, attend a lecture or otherwise connect with people equally captivated by the history and future of this period. Our online calendar highlights events related to Modern architecture in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, and occasionally further a field, presented by a wide-ranging roster of organizations.



2019 Sunset Tours of Manitoga

Visit Manitoga and enjoy a late afternoon in-depth tour of the house, studio, and woodland garden of pioneer industrial designer, Russel Wright (1904–1976). After exploring these highlights of the 75-acre site, view a majestic sunset with a glass of wine and conversation with other design enthusiasts on Dragon Rock House's terraces overlooking the quarry pool. More

Dragon Rock, Russel Wright\'s house--with its very early green roof.


The Architecture of William Prescott

Architect William Prescott (1926-1971) grew up in Keeseville, earned a degree at Princeton, and worked at the architectural firm of Howell, Lewis & Shay in Philadelphia before returning to the North Country as principal of W. H. Prescott Associates in Plattsburgh, NY. His distinctly modern style—gently sloped roofs, large overhangs, wide chimneys, vertical wood siding and large expanses of glass—is evident across a wide range of residential, commercial, and municipal properties in the Adirondacks. This tour organized by Adirondack Architectural Heritage includes stops at two Plattsburgh churches and several Prescott-designed private residences along with the opportunity to go inside the former Paleface Ski Center lodge and to view a stunning, mountainside camp in Keene Valley. More

(former) Paleface Ski Center, William Prescott. Photo: Clinton County Historical Association.