89 Lexington Avenue
Albany, NY 12206
fax | 518-463-2704
Historic Albany Foundation hosts lectures and special events to showcase Albany's architectural heritage, as well as preservation workshops, providing technical information about historic buildings.
Members of Historic Albany Foundation receive special invitations to Member's Only tours and events, as well as discounts on our Preservation Workshop Series. For information about how to become a member of Historic Albany Foundation and participate in this series, call Historic Albany at 518-465-0876 x10 or click to download a membership form.
We are always in need of volunteers for our events. If you would like to help
please email Genny at email@example.com! or call 465-0876 x10
|Oct. 5th||do.co,mo.mo_US Tour Day 2013|
Rocky-afeller and the Bulldozer:
Lecture and Tour of Empire State Plaza
October 5, 2013 Saturday 2-4:30pm
Starting Location: Engine 6, 125 Jefferson Street
Speakers: Mary Paley, John Romeo, Pat Bulgaro and Albany City Historian Tony Opalka
Tour guide: Bill Brandow
Cost: $5 HAF members/ $10 general public
Historic Albany Foundation was founded in 1974 to advocate for the preservation of Albany’s historic neighborhoods threatened during the construction of Wallace K. Harrison’s massive mid-century modern Empire State Plaza, through which half a neighborhood, 1,500+ historic homes were lost. To celebrate 40 years of successful advocacy, Historic Albany pays tribute to the neighborhood that disappeared and welcomes the newest architectural ‘child’ on the preservation scene, mid-century modern.
On Saturday, October 5th from 2-4:30 pm, Historic Albany will host a lecture by filmmakers Mary Paley and John Romeo, historical consultant, Pat Bulgaro and Albany City Historian, Tony Opalka as they discuss their in-progress documentary, “The Neighborhood That Disappeared,” telling the story of the vibrant Italian neighborhood that housed courageous immigrants and the Greatest Generation. Following the lecture, conservator Bill Brandow will lead a tour around the exterior of the striking Empire State Plaza that heralds the next wave of historic preservation and architectural appreciation.
For more information or to reserve a spot, please contact Genny at 465-0876 x10 or firstname.lastname@example.org
|Oct. 10th||Members Only Tour: Albany Medical Center, History and Architecture|
October 10, 2013 Thursday 5:30-7:30pm
Location: Albany Medical Center, MS-169 (just inside the revolving doors on the left-hand side of the Neil Hellman Building on New Scotland Avenue)
Parking: park in the open lot in front of the Neil Hellman Building
Cost: FREE for HAF members
Speaker: Dr. Douglas Cohn,
Assistant Professor, Department Medicine
Director, Animal Resources
This Albany Medical Center Members Only tour will start with an overview of the history of Albany Medical College and Hospital from its origins in the mid-19th century in downtown Albany to their relocation to the present site on New Scotland Avenue. The group will tour select buildings on campus and end up in the new Patient Pavilion, which opened in July 2013.
Reservations required. To reserve your spot, contact Genny at 465-0876 x10 or email@example.com
|Oct. 19th||Everyone's Architecture: A Call to Defend Sacred Sites|
October 19, 2013 Saturday 8:30-4pm
Location: Christ Church United Methodist, 35 State Street, Troy
Cost: $10 admission (price includes breakfast and lunch)
EVERYONE'S ARCHITECTURE: A Call to Defend Sacred Sites, is a community conversation about cultural heritage, our treasured houses of worship, and the responsibility we all share in ensuring their preservation in challenging times. The event is sponsored by TAP, Inc. and Historic Albany Foundation.
Click here to learn more & purchase tickets!
|3rd Annual Haunted History Tours|
Friday, October 25, 2013 6-7:30pm
Monday, October 28, 2013 6-7:30pm
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 6-7:30pm
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 6-7:30pm
Starting Location: University Club, 141 Washington Avenue
Tourguide: Tim Varney
Cost: $15 per person
dark and unsettling dramas have played out behind the elegant facades
of Albany's Center Square and Hudson/Park neighborhoods. Tim Varney's
Haunted History Tour will explore both the sinister deeds and the
handsome architecture of a bygone era. Net proceeds benefit HAF and the
|Nov. 2nd||BUILT: Albany's Architecture Through Artists' Eyes|
Saturday, November 2, 2013
6-7pm Honorary Committee and Sponsor Preview Reception
7-10pm Main Event
Location: Sixty State Place, 60 State Street
Cost: $75 per person
BUILT promotes awareness of Albany’s built environment and raises funds for preservation efforts. For the past 11 years we’ve used our annual art exhibit & silent auction to highlight the issue of vacant buildings in Albany. With BUILT, we extend this artistic lens not just on vacant architecture, but onto Albany’s entire BUILT environment. A portion of the proceeds from the reception and art sales will benefit the Foundation’s programming and technical services.
Click here for more information and to purchase tickets!
|Nov. 14th||Tax Credit Workshops|
Thursday, November 14, 2013 2-4pm
University Club, 141 Washington Avenue
Homeowner & Small Investment Properties
Thursday, November 14, 2013 5-6pm
University Club, 141 Washington Avenue
Click here for the full flyer.
The RSVP deadline is Friday, November 8th.
RSVP to Shelley LaClair at Preservation League, 518.462.5658 x13 or firstname.lastname@example.org, indicate Commercial or Homeowner.
|Dec. 8th||Holiday House Tour 2013|
Sunday, December 8, 2013 Noon-4pm
Save the Date for the 11th Annual Holiday House Tour! Stay tuned for more information & how to purchase tickets!
Click here for this year's flyer.
|Stay tuned for more great tours,
and special events from Historic Albany!