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Richard Longstreth Receives AASLH Award

by SAH News | Jul 30, 2018

The American Association for State and Local History has honored Richard Longstreth with an Award of Merit for A Guide to Architecture in the Adirondacks, published by Adirondack Architectural Heritage in Keeseville.

A Guide to Architecture in the Adirondacks is the result of more than six years of research and writing by Longstreth, a seasonal resident of Keene Valley and professor of American Studies at George Washington University. He is also a former board member of Adirondack Architectural Heritage and the Fort Ticonderoga Association. 

"This guide is an important and essential resource, the first comprehensive book of its kind," a media release from the association said.

"With over 850 entries from nearly every community in the Adirondack Park, A Guide to Architecture in the Adirondacks includes a discussion of changing settlement patterns over time and the varied, sometimes conflicting economic factors that shaped the land. The book itself underscores the importance of the human legacy in the Adirondacks, revealing the richness and variety of the region's history in built form."

The association gave out 44 national awards honoring people, projects, exhibits and publications.

"The winners represent the best in the field and provide leadership for the future of state and local history," the release said.

Longstreth is invited to the presentation of the awards at a banquet during the 2018 AASLH Annual Meeting in Kansas City, MO., in September.

Prof. Longstreth joined SAH in 1966 and is a Life Member. He has served on the SAH Board and was president of SAH from 1998-2000.


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