Bob Bayle and Andrea Matte have assembled thirty-six sets of photographs of area buildings that tell the story of what shaped our present landscape. In some cases, buildings received a facelift. In others, they were demolished to make way for something new. They range from present day Cool Arena and Centennial Circle in central Glens Falls to Mount Royal Shopping Center and Sweet Basil Restaurant on Route 9 in Queensbury. Along with the photos is information garnered through their extensive research.
The exhibit was funded by a Humanities New York CARES Grant with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the federal CARES Act. Additional funding provided by the Leo Cox Beach Philanthropic Foundation, the Waldo T. Ross & Ruth S. Ross Charitable Trust Foundation, the City of Glens Falls, and the Town of Queensbury.
The Chapman exhibit is presented in conjunction with a book of the same material to be published by the Warren County Historical Society this summer with support from the Touba Family Foundation.