SARATOGA REPORT
Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation
2022 Historic Homes Tour

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY:  This Saturday, the Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation, along with Honorary Co-Chairs Georgie Nugent and Michael Dubb, present the 2022 Historic Homes Tour. This highly anticipated event offers the rare opportunity to see the interiors of private historic homes of the East Side neighborhood of Saratoga Springs on Saturday, May 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This year’s tour features four historic homes in-person – 15 George Street, 19 George Street, 73 Union Avenue, and a “Rehabilitation-in-Progress” at 42 Circular Street. In addition, there are five homes highlighted on the virtual tour – 67 Union Avenue, 73 Union Avenue, 85 Union Avenue, 21 Madison Avenue, and Circular Manor at 120 Circular Street.

“The Historic Homes Tour has become a wonderful tradition where people get to enjoy the beautiful architecture of Saratoga Springs by touring inside historic homes. We are lucky to live in a community with wonderful homeowners who support this event and are willing to open their homes both in-person and virtually,” said Executive Director Samantha Bosshart.

The Foundation is celebrating its 45th Anniversary this year, which makes it even more exciting to have the tour in-person and virtually. The Historic Homes Tour is the Foundation’s largest fundraising event of the year and provides important support for educational programs, advocacy efforts, technical assistance, and restoration projects. Being able to reach a wide audience, not only of local people, but also those across the country, is important to continuing the Foundation’s mission.

In addition to the tour, the Foundation is hosting two educational programs with food provided by Spring Street Deli on Saturday, May 14. The Breakfast & Buildings program “W.C. Whitney: Redefining Racing” is presented by Charlie Kuenzel and starts at 9AM at the National Museum of Racing & Hall of Fame, 191 Union Avenue. The Lunch & Learn program “A Week of Wonder” is presented by Carol Godette and begins at 12PM at Fasig-Tipton, 153 George Street. Space is limited for these educational programs and tickets must be purchased by 3PM on Thursday, May 12.

“We enjoy being able to highlight the architecture and history of Saratoga Springs through the tour and educational programs. It’s a great way to remind people of our city’s long history and the importance of historic preservation,” said Membership & Programs Director Nicole Babie.

Historic Homes Tour tickets for the in-person and virtual tours are $35 for SSPF members and $45 for non-members. Virtual tour tickets are $20 for SSPF members and $25 for non-members. Tickets for the Buildings & Breakfast and Lunch & Learn programs are $30 for SSPF members and $35 for non-members and must be purchased in advance. Tickets may be purchased day-of the tour at the National Museum of Racing & Hall of Fame, 191 Union Avenue, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for $45 for SSPF members and $55 for non-members. To receive event ticket discounts, become a member and support preserving Saratoga Springs please visit www.saratogapreservation.org.

This tour would not be possible without the generous support of our Honorary Committee members as well as our Corporate Sponsors. The Foundation is grateful for our Corinthian Level Sponsors Oak Ridge by Beechwood Homes and Green River Pictures, LLC., who is producing the virtual Historic Homes Tour for the second year. In addition, we appreciate Ionic Level Sponsors – The Adelphi Hotel, Adirondack Trust Company, Blue Devil Racing Stable, Bonacio Construction, Inc., Julie & Co. Realty, LLC., New York Racing Association, and Saratoga Today; Doric Level Sponsors – D.A. Collins Companies, DeCrescente Distributing Company, Frost Hurff Architects, Jessica Niles, CRPC of Janney Montgomery Scott LLC, McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds, Miller Printing, and Phinney Design Group; and Tuscan Level Sponsors – Allerdice Building Supply, Inc., Balzer & Tuck Architecture, PLLC, Bouchey Financial Group, Burns Management, Capital District Transportation Authority, Cudney’s Launderers & Dry Cleaners, Inc., Discover Saratoga, Engineering America Co., Fingerpaint, Hoffman Car Wash, Lemery Greisler LLC., LISABATES DESIGN, Mangino Buick GMC, Marshall & Sterling Upstate, Inc., McFarland-Johnson, Inc., Minich MacGregor Wealth Management, Saratoga Builders Association, Inc., Sensory Six, Split Rock Real Estate, Springer Holdings, LLC, Sterling Manor Financial, LLC, Stewart’s Shops, Teakwood Builders, Inc., The Anderson Firm PLLC, The LA Group, P.C., and Turning Point Chiropractic.

Due to the overwhelming support from the Honorary Committee and Corporate Sponsors the Porch Party is currently sold out. This event will be held on Thursday, June 2 as a celebration of a successful tour and to welcome the summer season in Saratoga Springs. The Foundation looks forward to gathering at the Saratoga Reading Rooms while enjoying live music from Rich Ortiz, delicious food from The Adelphi Hotel, and beverages from DeCrescente Distributing Company.

For more information or to purchase tickets and join to receive discounted prices, please visit www.saratogapreservation.org or call (518) 587-5030. For updates please visit the Foundation’s Facebook page.

Founded in 1977, the Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation is a private, not-for-profit organization that promotes the preservation and enhancement of the architectural, cultural, and landscaped heritage of Saratoga Springs.  To learn more or to join please visit www.saratogapreservation.org.