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Tag Archives: 5 Culvert Street

5 Culvert once doomed, now a relic resurrected

By Mark Frost, Chronicle Editor

In 1984 it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places, but Dr. Ferguson’s long-ago office building at 5 Culvert Street in Glens Falls, just off Warren Street, was doomed in 2017.

The City of Glens Falls, which took ownership in 2014 for non-payment of taxes, wanted to seek bids to demolish it. A wall had given way, the interior was gutted, the building …

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Darren Tracy starts 5 Culvert St. renovation

By Mark Frost, Chronicle Editor

Darren Tracy wasted no time getting started on saving and restoring the historic building at 5 Culvert Street, just off Warren Street in Glens Falls.

On Tuesday, Oct. 24, the Common Council agreed to sell him the Second Empire-style brick structure for $1. Three days later the sale was completed and Mr. Tracy and crew were at work on the site.

He and his wife …

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Our November 2 issue

Prime Time Seniors issue | Chronicle Book Fair Sunday at the Queensbury Hotel. ‘Oliver’ at Glens Falls High. Piano phenom to play with Glens Falls Symphony. 9 hot races. Darren Tracy starts 5 Culvert St. renovation. LARAC’s Fall Arts Fest this weekend. Rodeo weekend at Cool Arena. Lots of real estate listings… Find your dream home! Concerts, comedy, shows… Page after page of things to do. The Chronicle always has

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The rescue of 5 Culvert

By Mark Frost, Chronicle Editor

So there seems to be a happy ending after all in the saga of 5 Culvert Street.

Instead of the City of Glens Falls demolishing this nifty, historic little building that deteriorated severely after the city foreclosed on its three years ago, Darren Tracy, a licensed engineer who, with his wife, operates West Branch Engineering & Consulting PLLC and West Branch, Inc., a construction firm, …

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Save this house! 5 Culvert Street, Glens Falls

By Mark Frost, Chronicle Editor

I’ve long been aware of the historic little doctor’s office at 5 Culvert Street, just off Warren, in Glens Falls. I’ve frequently taken visitors by to see it.

But I didn’t realize until last Wednesday — when I received an email from Adirondack Architectural Heritage (AARCH) — that the City of Glens Falls was about to knock it down.

Nor had I realized that the …

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