The Architecture of William Prescott

Architect William Prescott (1926-1971) was educated at Princeton,  then worked at the architectural firm of Howell, Lewis & Shay in Philadelphia before becoming principal of W. H. Prescott Associates in Plattsburgh. His distinctive 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 outing, led by AARCH’s Steven Engelhart,  Morris Glenn, and Susan Prescott Buck, daughter of William Prescott, will take us to Keeseville, Essex, Jay, and Keene for an in-depth look at Prescott’s work, including stops at the several residences, and a rare opportunity to see the former Paleface Ski Center lodge.

The tour begins at 10:00 am and ends around 4:00 pm.

The fee is $55 for AARCH Members and $65 for non-members.

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