748 North Broadway
SARATOGA SPRINGS – Join the Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation and Honorary Co-Chairs, Giovanna D’Orazio and Scott Peterson, for the highly anticipated return of the Historic Homes Tour Porch Party on Thursday, June 17th from 5:30 to 7:30 pm on North Broadway! This event typically kicks off to the Historic Homes Tour held in May, but this year it is celebrating the success of the virtual tour and welcoming the summer season in Saratoga Springs. The Foundation looks forward to gathering at two stunning locations, 748 North Broadway and 740 North Broadway, while enjoying live music from Rich Ortiz, drinks courtesy of DeCrescente Distributing Company, and delicious food from Longfellows Hotel & Restaurant.
“From the days of the grand hotels to today, Saratoga is known for its porches. This event provides the unique opportunity to enjoy a fun evening on the porches of two grand homes,” explained Executive Director Samantha Bosshart.
The Porch Party begins at the beautiful Victorian Stick style house at 748 North Broadway which was built by Edward R. Stevens in late 1876 and early 1877. The striking wrap-around porch with low-pitched roof turret was painted by notable horseman Peter W. Wetherill when he owned this home and has become a treasured feature to homeowners for decades. Guests can also enjoy the restored ornate porch at the beautiful brick Queen Anne house at 740 North Broadway, which features an asymmetrical design, and slate roof with matching carriage house in 1886 by Frank Hathorn.
The Porch Party was previously sold-out, but due to updated restrictions for gatherings and securing a second porch the Foundation is pleased to announce that additional tickets are now available. People who do not want to miss this chance should purchase tickets as soon as possible since space is limited. Tickets are $125 for Foundation members and $150 for non-members and can be purchased online at www.saratogapreservation.org or by phone (518) 587-5030.
On the Cover: 740 North Broadway
In addition, thanks to the generosity of the homeowners of the virtual Historic Homes Tour, the Foundation will re-release the video tour during the week of the Porch Party from June 14-20. The virtual tour features an in-depth look at the architecture and history of 605 North Broadway, including the Coach House which has not been highlighted on previous tours; 748 North Broadway; 154 Woodlawn Avenue; 199 Woodlawn Avenue; 687 North Broadway, the former Masonic Lodge; and 181 Phila Street.
“The Historic Homes Tour was wonderful! Loved the drone shots. As a matter of fact, I liked the video so much I watched it twice!” expressed Teddy Foster.
Those who purchased tickets to the virtual tour in May will also receive the link to enjoy the dramatic aerial views of the city while seeing up close the architecture and learning the history of those who lived there. If you missed the tour the first time around this will be your last opportunity to enjoy the virtual tour! Historic Homes Tour tickets are $30 for SSPF members and $40 for non-members.
As the Foundation’s largest fundraising event of the year, funds raised will directly benefit the Foundation’s efforts to preserve the unique architectural, landscaped, and cultural heritage of Saratoga Springs as well as provide its ongoing educational programs.
For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit www.saratogapreservation.org or call (518) 587-5030. Become a member to receive discounted prices to the Porch Party and other events offered throughout the year.