R. Peter Clark stands outside the Paradox Community Center. The Paradox Community Center Association has been cited by the Adirondack Architectural Heritage, a Keeseville-based historic preservation organization.
continued Clarke noted there are 19 year-round residents of Paradox, but that number swells to about 500 in the summer.
Joining the Paradox Community Center Association in donating to the building’s rebirth were Aubuchon Hardware, Stewart’s Shops, Wal-Mart, the Paradox Store, Grand Union, International Paper Co., Glens Falls National Bank,the Glen Recy Beach Association, the Arts Council of Northern Adirondacks, the New York State Council on the Arts, Home Depot and the Charles H. Douglas Charitable Trust.
State Sen. Betty Little also secured a New York State Initiative Grant for the project.
Grants were received from the Schroon Bicentennial Committee and the Essex County Historical Association.
Adirondack Architectural Heritage is the non-profit historic preservation organization for the Adirondack Park. AARCH was formed in 1990 with a mission to promote better public understanding, appreciation and stewardship of the Adirondacks unique and diverse architectural heritage.
AARCH has worked to preserve the Adirondack’s “Great Camps” and other rustic buildings as well as a wide variety of homes and farmsteads, churches, commercial buildings, town halls, libraries, bridges, railroad buildings, lighthouses and other structures.