UpstateHistorical

A project by Thomas A. Guiler

UpstateHistorical is an interactive website that brings the rich history of Upstate New York to life for tourists, residents, and anyone interested in learning more about this important region. It uses Curatescape, a web-based platform that uses GPS to allow administrators to pin key historical locations and upload story-based text, photographs, audio, and video content to tell the story of a particular place, the people that lived there, and events at that location.

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A counterpart to the Bottega, the Varenka was a one-and-a-half-story building with a garage-like door that was largely used for furniture storage and possibly sales.

Although Byrdcliffe furniture…

The Forge or Metal Shop, built in 1903, was the primary location for metalworking at the Byrdcliffe Art Colony. According to a 1907 brochure, The Forge was a large and accommodating three-room…

Attached to the Studio was a beautiful library for the use of Byrdcliffe residents. Alvan Sanborn, in Good Housekeeping, noted that the library had about five thousand volumes and was modestly…

“The community must earn its food and raiment, and to this end will want to sell part of its produce” Ralph Radcliffe Whitehead wrote in Grass of the Desert. “Consider the future of the arts…