The career of Isaac Gale Perry was launched in 1858 with his design of the New York State Inebriate Asylum in Binghamton – now designated as a National Historic Landmark. He went on to design some of the area’s most spectacular churches, commercial blocks and residences, as well as dozens of state armories and other structures throughout New York State. Perry ultimately filled the role of State Architect and served as lead architect for completion of the New York State Capitol. This presentation covers the life and work of Binghamton’s most famous architect.
A photo exhibit of Perry’s structures, including many that have since been demolished.
Roger Luther has researched and photographed hundreds of historic buildings throughout New York’s Southern Tier and has worked to promote the preservation of many of its abandoned landmark structures, including the National Historic Landmark “New York
State Inebriate Asylum” in Binghamton.
He recently completed a multi-year project to photograph every religious structure in Broome County, and released a publication on the subject: Expressions of Faith –Exploring the Religious Structures of Broome County. His most recent book, Treasures of the Tier – Exploring Historic Properties in New York’s Southern Tier, was released last year.
Roger is Executive Director of the Preservation Association of the Southern Tier, he is on the board of the Broome County Historical Society and writes “Treasures of the Tier,” a column about local historic landmarks for the Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin. His articles and photography may be seen at his website: nysLandmarks.com.
Roger Luther’s presentation and exhibit is FREE, museum tours will be offered at regular museum admission pricing.