- Education and outreach about preservation issues.
- Advocacy on the local level for the preservation of historic structures.
- Nominating properties to the National Register of Historic Places.
- Partnering on and administering preservation projects such as the Saranac Laboratory, Bartok Cabin, and Union Depot. Historic Saranac Lake oversaw the restoration of the Depot in 1997-98 with federal ISTEA funds, administered through New York State’s Department of Transportation. The Adirondack Scenic Railroad now operates service to and from Union Depot. Visit their site for the most current schedule of events and times.
Historic Saranac Lake Resources
- 2014 Adirondack Daily Enterprise article: Heritage Tourism Holds Promise
- March, 2012 Adirondack Daily Enterprise article: "The National Register"
- April, 2012 Adirondack Daily Enterprise article: "Preservation Makes Economic Sense"
- May, 2012 Adirondack Daily Enterprise article: "Save Your Windows!"
- June , 2012 Adirondack Daily Enterprise article: "Preserving Downtown Saranac Lake"
- Pamphlet: "New Energy Options for Cure Porches"
National Register of Historic Places
The National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 and the New York State Historic Preservation Act of 1980 established the National and State Registers programs. The State and National Registers of Historic Places are the official lists of buildings, structures, districts, objects, and sites significant in the history, architecture, archeology, engineering, and culture of New York and the nation. In 1980, Historic Saranac Lake worked to list over 170 properties on the National Register. Today we are assisting owners of cure cottages to apply to be listed on the National Register. For more information, see March, 2012 article, and contact us.
For additional information about the National Register of Historic Places, the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, and listings throughout the United States visit: New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) and the
National Park Service (NPS)
Preservation Tax Credit Program
- Adirondack Community Trust Community Funds
- National Trust for Historic Preservation
- New York Landmarks Conservancy: Sacred Sites Program
- New York State Council on the Arts: Architecture Planning and Design Program
- New York State Department of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation
- Preservation Tax Credit Programs
- Preservation League of New York State: Preserve New York Program
- Society for Industrial Archeology: Industrial Heritage Grants
- Historic Wood Windows: A Tip Sheet From the National Trust for Historic Preservation
- Original and Historic Wood Windows: Repair and Preservation
- Top Ten Reasons to Restore or Repair Historic Windows
- What Replacement Windows Can't Replace: The Real Cost of Replacing Historic Windows
- "Save Your Windows!" May, 2012 column by Historic Saranac Lake in the Adirondack Daily Enterprise.
Adirondack Architectural Heritage (AARCH)
Arts Council for the Northern Adirondacks (ACNA)
Adirondack History Center Museum/Essex County Historical Society
Adirondack Life Magazine
Adirondack Park Visitor Interpretive Centers (VIC)
Adirondack North Country Association (ANCA)
Adirondack Regional Tourism Council
Adirondack Scenic Railroad
American Association of State and Local History (AASLH)
Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library Subject Research Guides - Columbia University
Franklin County Historical and Museum Society
Franklin County Tourism
Lake Placid/Essex County Visitors Bureau
Medical Museums Association
Museum Association of New York (MANY)
National Park Service
National Trust for Historic Preservation
New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA)
New York State Library
New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation
Preserve Net - Cornell University online preservation resource
Preservation League of New York State
Saranac Lake Chamber of Commerce
Saranac Lake Free Library
Society for Architectural Historians - Adirondack Bibliography
Traditional Arts in Upstate New York (TAUNY)
World Health Organization (WHO)
Upstate History Alliance (UHA)
Village of Saranac Lake Community Development Office