Conditions Assessment for the Historic Pruyn House in Colonie, New York

EDR’s Cultural Resources group recently completed an Existing Conditions Assessment Report for the historic Casparus F. Pruyn House, located at 207 Old Niskayuna Road in the Town of Colonie (Albany County, New York). The Pruyn House was built circa 1830, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and currently serves as the cultural center for the Town of Colonie. Our analysis and report were prepared on behalf of the Friends of the Pruyn House, who manage the site on behalf of the Town.

EDR’s Existing Conditions Assessment Report identified significant architectural problems which, if left untreated, will result in accelerated deterioration and physical damage to the building. The primary focus our analysis was water damage, including documentation of recent and ongoing damage to the building envelope, site, and interior.  In addition to narrative and photographic documentation of existing conditions, our report provided a prioritized list of recommendations for both ongoing maintenance and necessary repairs.  These recommendations will assist the Friends of the Pruyn House in their role as stewards of this historic property so that visitors continue to benefit from this landmark for decades to come. EDR congratulates the Friends of Pruyn House and the Town of Colonie for their dedication to the upkeep of this community gem!