QOTD: What’s the best bit?

Bayside Gatehouse, Clarkson Avenue, Potsdam.

While the towns and villages of the North Country may not all have the relentless charm of their New England counterparts, there are great bits of public and private architecture to be found everywhere. I’m from Potsdam, and pass Bayside Gatehouse every day going to and from town.

It was built in 1900 from Potsdam Sandstone, quarried behind my house and brought to site downriver on a narrow gauge rail line. I tried to rent it in the 1970s, but was foiled by the requirement for a 3-year lease (and a marriage license.) I’ve always wanted to ring the bell in the tower.

Today’s Question of the Day:

What is your favorite building in the town where you live?

If you can send in a photo (email [email protected]), we’ll put together an album of best picks.


3 Comments on “QOTD: What’s the best bit?”

  1. tootightmike says:

    The yellow, “Carpenter Gothic” on Garden St. in Potsdam, and really, any old house that hasn’t been hidden behind vinyl siding.

  2. Pete Klein says:

    You got to be kidding!

  3. Bob Falesch says:

    The Armory, O’Burg; built in 1898, also from Potsdam Sandstone. From certain vantage points, it looks a bit like one or two 14th century British castles.

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