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Posted on Nov 26, 2018
What would the holidays be without a new ornament to hang on your holiday tree or in your window?
A fifth limited edition tree ornament featuring a picture of a local landmark is now available from the Rotary Club of Plattsburgh.  The three-inch scalloped edge ornament features a rendering of the Old Stone Barracks on the front of the ornament. The representation was produced from a photo provided courtesy of Valcour Brewing Company, which rehabilitated the facility into a brewery, tasting room, restaurant, and inn.
On the reverse side of the ornament is a description of the former facility, which reads "The ‘Old Stone Barracks’ is the last remaining structure of a proposed quadrangle of early U.S. Army barracks buildings constructed in 1838. After over a century with the Army, the Barracks and Plattsburgh Military Base were occupied by both the Navy and by Champlain College at different times.  The Barracks was added to the National Registry of Historic Places in 1971.
The porcelain ornament is delicately trimmed in 22-karat gold and fired at 1400 degree for durability. Ellen Bouchard, past - president of the Rotary club, said the latest ornament continues the club’s emphasize on the rich history and beauty of the region.
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The Valcour Brewing Company was winner of a 2017 AARCH Preservation Award (Adirondack Architectural Heritage) for restoration and rehabilitation of the 1838 Old Stone Barracks. The Barracks is historically significant as the oldest extant structure on the Plattsburgh Air Force Base, which is itself historically notable as the most longstanding, combat-ready, military installation in the United States.
The Barracks is architecturally significant as a well-preserved example of vernacular Greek Revival period design applied to military function. The Old Stone Barracks was used during the site's various military operations as an Army Post and Air Force Base before the building became vacant in the late 1960s. Despite its vacancy, the Barracks was placed on the National Register
of Historic Places in 1971.  
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