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Events July 2019


The Architecture of William Prescott

July 31, 2019

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.

Wednesday July 31, 10:00am – 4:00pm
Plattsburgh, NY
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(former) Paleface Ski Center, William Prescott. Photo: Clinton County Historical Association.
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The Lookout Camp, William Prescott. Photo: Adirondack Architectural Heritage.


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