Clarkson University’s renovated ‘Old Main’ has new life as conference and events space on downtown Potsdam campus
Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 5:28 pm

POTSDAM -- Clarkson University’s downtown campus now features an attractive and modern event and conference space in Old Main at 55 Main St.

In addition to hosting university events, the handsome Potsdam sandstone facility is available for community bookings for meetings, parties, lunches, conferences, training sessions, fundraisers, alumni events, and more.

The new space has a capacity for up to 200 guests depending upon room configuration and includes full audio/video/wi-fi integration, multiple table and chair setups, ambient lighting, elevator access and a wide array of catering options from the local community.

Old Main first opened its doors in 1896 when the higher education institution was founded to honor the late local entrepreneur, humanitarian and community citizen Thomas S. Clarkson. The building is an iconic example of construction using Potsdam sandstone, a nearly-pure quartz red stone that was mined from the local quarries owned by the Clarkson family in the 19th and early 20th century.

The Old Main renovation project was done by Northern Tier Construction, who worked with architects at Brooks Washburn, Architect, PC of Potsdam to deliver a space that features historical design while also integrating advanced technology. This historic venue has been beautifully restored to be suitable for many different types of events just as it was during its first century of service to the college and local communities.

For more information or to request a personalized tour, contact Business Development and Conference Manager Hope Kicak, [email protected] or 315-268-6425.