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Architectural Histories

Wehnau house, Town of North Greenbush, Rensselaer County, NY. A mid-19th-century Rensselaer County farm house. The owners wished to know more about the history of their house.

Howe-Van Dusen house, Lake George, Warren County, NY. A mid-19th-century house with early 20th century alterations. Report was a necessary component of determination of National Register eligibility.

Spier-Hahn house, Canaan, Columbia County, NY. An early-19th-century rural wood-framed center passage house. Report included extensive documentation of the original family who occupied the house.

Abraham Fort house, Town of Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County, NY. An early-19th-century center passage stone house with New World Dutch framing, and incorporating fragments of a mid-18th-century house. Report was generated to document the reinterpretation of the construction date of this National Register eligible property.

“The View from Mount Ida: Development of a Neighborhood.” A history of the built culture of an urban neighborhood located in Troy, Rensselaer County, NY, and dating to the second half of the 19th century.   Prepared for a Phase III archeological report.

The Pierce house, Town of Lewis, Essex County, NY. An early-19th-century house with many subsequent 19th-century alterations. Report provided documentation of this structure, which is to be torn down to provide a site for a new jail.

The Bennett house, Town of Stockbridge, Windsor County, VT.  A mid-19th-century house and wheelwright's shop was studied through the use of invasive analysis.  Prior to its removal, necessitated by replacement of an adjacent bridge, selected portions of the building were removed to reveal construction details and history.  The report, supplemented with biographical information on the owners, included reconstructed plans and a discussion of the various phases of construction represented by the building.

The Durkee Tin shop and house, Barre, Washington County, VT.  The history of this structure, originally constructed as a shop for tinsmith William C. Durkee and converted in the late 19th century into a dwelling, was developed through historical research and invasive analysis of the building.  The report presented the results of this work in narrative form, and included reconstruction drawings of its appearance during various phases of its existence.