Cure Cottages of Saranac Lake

Cure Cottages of Saranac Lake
The Noyes Cottage at 16 Helen Street is a classic example of a house that evolved from a single family house to a private sanatorium.
A cure cottage in the Highland Park Historic District on Park Avenue
147 Park Avenue, called "The Porcupine" because it had so many good points. The "Cure Porches" are on the other side of the house. Presently a Bed and Breakfast.
The Christy Mathewson Cottage, 138 Park Avenue in Highland Park. Mathewson was one of the greatest baseball pitchers of his day.
Chapel and cottages at the Adirondack Cottage Sanitarium, 1906

Between 1873 and 1945, Saranac Lake, New York became a world renowned center for the treatment of tuberculosis, using a treatment that involved exposing patients to as much fresh air as possible under conditions of complete bed-rest. In the process, a specific building type, the "Cure Cottage" developed, built by local residents seeking to capitalize on the town's fame, by physicians, and often by the patients themselves. Many of these structures are still extant, and their historic value has been recognized by listing on National Register of Historic Places.[1]



Dr. Edward Livingston Trudeau (1848–1915), as a young man, watched his elder brother die of tuberculosis over a period of three months– at the time, the disease was incurable. He subsequently trained as a doctor, and, three years after completing his studies, was himself diagnosed with tuberculosis. Conventional thinking of the time called for a change of climate, and he went to live in the Adirondack Mountains, initially at Paul Smith's Hotel, spending as much time as possible in the open, and he subsequently regained his health. In 1876 he moved to Saranac Lake and established a medical practice among the sportsmen, guides and lumber camps of the region. In 1882, Trudeau read about Prussian Dr. Hermann Brehmer's success treating tuberculosis with the "rest cure" in cold, clear mountain air. Following this example, Trudeau founded the Adirondack Cottage Sanitarium in February, 1885. The first patients were two sisters who had been factory workers in New York City. They were treated in a one-room cottage named "Little Red", built for $350 on land donated by the guides and residents of the village. As the sanitorium grew, it would be supported at first by wealthy sportsmen that Trudeau had met at Paul Smith's, several of whom had built great camps on the nearby St. Regis Lakes.[1]

The requirement for fresh air lead Trudeau to avoid large institutional settings, feeling that a cottage-like structure would maximize the patient's exposure to light and air, and avoid the sanitation difficulties of a large institutional setting. Consequently, as the town's increasing fame drew more and more invalids, "cure cottages" began to spring up throughout the town. Many were created by simply adding glassed-in porches to existing houses. Others were built as cure cottages and/or apartment buildings, but all had "cure porches" with sliding glass windows, in which patients spent at least eight hours a day resting on special day beds or reclining chairs.


In 1887, when Robert Louis Stevenson came to Saranac Lake for treatment of what was then thought to be tuberculosis and stayed at what is now known as Stevenson Cottage, the town's fame grew substantially, and the arrival of the railroads, the New York Central and the Delaware and Hudson, in the village greatly eased access to the area. The discovery that tuberculosis was contagious further contributed to Saranac Lake's importance as a cure center, as many other venues in the Adirondacks began to turn "consumptives" away. As a result, the village grew rapidly, from 533 in 1880 to 1582 in 1890 to a peak of more than 6,000 by 1920.

Many who came to take the cure brought talents that were put to good use in the small town. William L. Coulter, for example, was an architect who found work designing cottages for wealthy clients, often to be used as cure cottages. He designed a house at 147 Park Avenue for Thomas Bailey Aldrich editor of the Atlantic Monthly in 1903 that wits dubbed "The Porcupine" because it had so many fine points. He also designed Camp Eagle Island and Prospect Point Camp, two Great Camps on Upper Saranac Lake.

A number of different types of institutions developed: boarding houses and cottages, for relatively ambulatory patients; cottages that didn't provide board, in which case meals would be provided by a nearby boarding cottage; "nursing cottages" for patients too weak to get around. In time, cottages came to specialize in distinct populations: there were cottages for Greeks, for Cubans, for blacks, and kosher boarding cottages for Jews. Some were organized by occupation: there were cottages that catered to circus people, for telephone workers, for the employees of the DuPont company, and for Endicott Johnson Shoes. The National Vaudeville Artists built the NVA Hospital, which later became the Will Rogers Memorial Hospital, now a senior assisted living facility.

For those who could afford it, the best situation for a patient was to be able to live with one's own family. For these, a number of possibilities existed, ranging from a small cottage that could house the entire family, to large and luxurious houses built to accommodate the family and whatever patients might be part of it. One of the latter type was built for a Swiss baron for his invalid daughter, another by the founder of Stanley Tools. Those of lesser means frequently brought family members who earned a living by working in other sanatoria, or creating their own cure settings in rented accommodations.

During the World Wars

World War I caused another major increase in patients— the stress of war and the damage caused by mustard gas provided fertile ground for the tuberculosis bacillus. By 1921 there were 650 veterans living in Saranac Lake; later, the Veterans Administration opened Sunmount Veterans Hospital in nearby Tupper Lake[disambiguation needed ].

When Norway was overrun by the Nazis early in World War II, many Norwegian merchant seamen who were at sea at the time chose to come to the United States; some of those were found to have tuberculosis, and perhaps as many as 500 came to live in Saranac Lake. They nearly all left after the war, but 16 had died, and are buried in a special section of Pine Ridge Cemetery; their graves are tended by prisoners at nearby Camp Gabriels, funded by an annual payment from the Norwegian government.

New treatments and cottage reuse

In 1944, an effective drug, streptomycin, was developed, and by the mid-1950s, sanatorium treatment of tuberculosis was nearly entirely supplanted by drug treatment, although the New York state-operated tuberculosis sanatorium in nearby Ray Brook (started in 1904) was not closed until the mid-1960s. Many of the cure cottages were converted into apartment houses, and some were torn down; some have been lovingly restored, and some badly renovated.

Notable residents

The National Register of Historic Places sites

Sixty-three of the hundreds of cure cottages still extant in Saranac Lake have been placed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Landmark name Image Location Town[2] Summary[3]
Adirondack Cottage Sanitarium Gatehouse at the Adirondack Cottage Sanitorium.jpg Trudeau Rd.
44°20′31″N 74°7′21″W / 44.34194°N 74.1225°W / 44.34194; -74.1225 (Trudeau Sanatorium)
St. Armand A tuberculosis sanitorium established in 1882 by Dr. Edward Livingston Trudeau, later called the Trudeau Sanitorium.
Dr. A. H. Allen Cottage Dr A H Allen Cottage, Saranac Lake, NY.jpg 11 Woodycrest Road
44°19′53″N 74°7′47″W / 44.33139°N 74.12972°W / 44.33139; -74.12972 (Allen, Dr. A. H., Cottage)
Harrietstown A 1909 Scopes and Feustmann-designed cure cottage.[4]
Ames Cottage Ames Cottage, Saranac Lake, NY.jpg 19 Church Street
44°19′29″N 74°7′40″W / 44.32472°N 74.12778°W / 44.32472; -74.12778 (Ames Cottage)
Harrietstown A Queen Anne style cure cottage built about 1906.[5]
Baird Cottage Baird Cottage, Saranac Lake, NY.jpg Glenwood Rd.
44°18′53″N 74°8′5″W / 44.31472°N 74.13472°W / 44.31472; -74.13472 (Baird Cottage)
Harrietstown A virtually intact cure cottage built in 1930, near the end of the cure cottage era.[6]
Barngalow Barngalow, Saranac Lake, NY.jpg 40 Cliff Road
44°20′2″N 74°7′44″W / 44.33389°N 74.12889°W / 44.33389; -74.12889 (Barngalow)
Harrietstown A two-story cure cottage that was originally a barn, converted to residential use in 1910.
Bogie Cottage Bogie Cottage, Saranac Lake, NY.jpg 15 Franklin Avenue
44°19′30″N 74°7′33″W / 44.325°N 74.12583°W / 44.325; -74.12583 (Bogie Cottage)
North Elba A 1908, American Craftsman-inspired cure cottage
Camp Intermission Camp Intermission, Saranac Lake, NY.jpg Northwest Bay Rd.
44°20′55″N 74°08′56″W / 44.34861°N 74.14889°W / 44.34861; -74.14889 (Camp Intermission)
Harrietstown A Great Camp built for theatrical agent William Morris, designed by William G. Distin[7]
Peyton Clark Cottage Clark-Peyton Cottage, Saranac Lake, NY.JPG 36 Rockledge Rd.
44°19′48″N 74°7′21″W / 44.33°N 74.1225°W / 44.33; -74.1225 (Clark, Peyton, Cottage)
St. Armand A 1915 large, Tudor-style, 2 and 1/2 story cure cottage designed by William H. Scopes. The owner was a civil engineer whose wife had tuberculosis.
Church Street Historic District 116 Main St. Saranac Lake, NY.jpg Roughly, Church St. from Main St. to St. Bernard St.
44°19′35″N 74°7′47″W / 44.32639°N 74.12972°W / 44.32639; -74.12972 (Church Street Historic District)
Harrietstown Twenty-seven buildings including three churches, a medical laboratory, ten homes, two libraries, six cure cottages, most built between the late 1870s and 1900.[8]
Colbath Cottage Colbath Cottage, Saranac Lake, NY.jpg 63 River St.
44°19′32″N 74°7′46″W / 44.32556°N 74.12944°W / 44.32556; -74.12944 (Colbath Cottage)
Harrietstown A Queen Anne-style cure cottage built about 1896.[9]
Cottage Row Historic District Gonzales Cottage, Saranac Lake, NY.jpg Roughly, Park Ave. N side from Rosemont Ave. to Catherine St.
44°19′59″N 74°8′0″W / 44.33306°N 74.133333°W / 44.33306; -74.133333 (Cottage Row Historic District)
Harrietstown Twenty-seven cure cottage built between 1900 and 1940.
Coulter Cottage Coulter Cottage, Saranac Lake, NY.jpg 82 Shepard Ave.
44°19′32″N 74°7′35″W / 44.32556°N 74.12639°W / 44.32556; -74.12639 (Coulter Cottage)
North Elba A two and 1/2 story cure cottage designed by William L. Coulter and built between 1897 and 1899 as his residence.
Denny Cottage Denny Cottage, Saranac Lake, NY.jpg 141 Bloomingdale Ave.
44°20′24″N 74°7′38″W / 44.34°N 74.12722°W / 44.34; -74.12722 (Denny Cottage)
St. Armand A cure cottage built about 1910.
Distin Cottage Distin Cottage, Saranac Lake, NY.jpg 186 Kiwassa Rd.
44°19′10″N 74°7′48″W / 44.31944°N 74.13°W / 44.31944; -74.13 (Distin Cottage)
Harrietstown A cure cottage designed by architect William G. Distin for his father, photographer William L. Distin, built between 1915 and 1925.
Drury Cottage Drury Cottage, Saranac Lake, NY.jpg 52 Bloomingdale Ave.
44°19′46″N 74°7′52″W / 44.32944°N 74.13111°W / 44.32944; -74.13111 (Drury Cottage)
Harrietstown A cure cottage built c. 1912.
Ellenberger Cottage Ellenberger Cottage, Saranac Lake, NY.jpg 212 Broadway
44°19′55″N 74°8′16″W / 44.33194°N 74.13778°W / 44.33194; -74.13778 (Ellenberger Cottage)
Harrietstown A Queen Anne style cure cottage built before 1917.
Fallon Cottage Annex Fallon Cottage Annex, Saranac Lake, NY.jpg 83 Franklin St.
44°19′36″N 74°7′34″W / 44.32667°N 74.12611°W / 44.32667; -74.12611 (Fallon Cottage Annex)
North Elba A 1901 cure cottage.[10]
Feisthamel-Edelberg Cottage Feisthamel-Edelberg Cottage, Saranac Lake, NY.jpg 203 Neil St.
44°19′44″N 74°8′11″W / 44.32889°N 74.13639°W / 44.32889; -74.13639 (Feisthamel-Edelberg Cottage)
Harrietstown An intact cure cottage built before 1915.
Feustmann Cottage Feustmann Cottage.jpg 83 Catherine St.
44°19′58″N 74°7′50″W / 44.33278°N 74.13056°W / 44.33278; -74.13056 (Feustmann Cottage)
Harrietstown A private cure cottage designed by architect Maurice Feustmann for use by his own family.
Freer Cottage Freer Cottage, Saranac Lake, NY.jpg 267 Kiwassa St.
44°19′3″N 74°7′54″W / 44.3175°N 74.13167°W / 44.3175; -74.13167 (Freer Cottage)
Harrietstown A largely intact private cure cottage built before 1925
E. L. Gray House E L Gray Cottage, Saranac Lake, NY.jpg 27 Helen St.
44°19′34″N 74°7′41″W / 44.32611°N 74.12806°W / 44.32611; -74.12806 (Gray, E. L., House)
Harrietstown A cure cottage designed by Scopes and Feustmann, built between 1911 and 1913.
Hathaway Cottage Hathaway Cottage, Saranac Lake, NY.JPG 168 Charles St.
44°19′50″N 74°8′18″W / 44.33056°N 74.13833°W / 44.33056; -74.13833 (Hathaway Cottage)
Harrietstown A largely intact American Craftsman cure cottage built about 1900.
Highland Park Historic District The Christy Mathewson Cottage.jpg Roughly, Park Ave. from Military Rd. to 170 Park Ave.
44°20′10″N 74°7′32″W / 44.33611°N 74.12556°W / 44.33611; -74.12556 (Highland Park Historic District)
St. Armand Seventeen private, single-family homes built between 1896 and 1930; most include cure cottage features.
Hill Cottage Hill Cottage, Saranac Lake, NY.JPG 76 Franklin Ave.
44°19′36″N 74°7′32″W / 44.32667°N 74.12556°W / 44.32667; -74.12556 (Hill Cottage)
North Elba A 1913 Craftsman-style cure cottage.
Hillside Lodge Hillside Lodge, Saranac Lake, NY.JPG Harrietstown Rd.
44°21′18″N 74°8′47″W / 44.355°N 74.14639°W / 44.355; -74.14639 (Hillside Lodge)
Harrietstown An intact cure cottage built about 1920.
The Homestead The Homestead, Saranac Lake, NY.jpg 17 Maple Hill
44°19′24″N 74°7′55″W / 44.32333°N 74.13194°W / 44.32333; -74.13194 (Homestead, The)
Harrietstown A boarding cure cottage built in 1890.
Hooey Cottage Hooey Cottage, Saranac Lake, NY.jpg 4 Prescott Pl.
44°19′41″N 74°7′38″W / 44.32806°N 74.12722°W / 44.32806; -74.12722 (Hooey Cottage)
Harrietstown A 1916 cure cottage.
Hopkins Cottage Hopkins Cottage, Saranac Lake, NY.jpg 58 Birch St.
44°19′04″N 74°07′48″W / 44.31778°N 74.13°W / 44.31778; -74.13 (Hopkins Cottage)
Harrietstown A cure cottage built in 1923.
Jennings Cottage Jennings Cottage, Saranac Lake, NY.JPG 23 Marshall St.
44°19′51″N 74°7′50″W / 44.33083°N 74.13056°W / 44.33083; -74.13056 (Jennings Cottage)
Harrietstown An 1896 Bungalow-style cure cottage.
Johnson Cottage Johnson Cottage, Saranac Lake, NY.jpg 46 St. Bernard St.
44°19′32″N 74°7′55″W / 44.32556°N 74.13194°W / 44.32556; -74.13194 (Johnson Cottage)
Harrietstown A largely intact cure cottage built before 1896.
Kennedy Cottage Kennedy Cottage, Saranac Lake, NY.jpg 98 Shepard Ave.
44°19′37″N 74°7′36″W / 44.32694°N 74.12667°W / 44.32694; -74.12667 (Kennedy Cottage)
North Elba A 1897 cure cottage that was used by the National Vaudeville Artists Philanthropic Association prior to the construction of the Will Rogers Hospital.
Lane Cottage Lane Cottage, Saranac Lake, NY.jpg 5 Rockledge Rd.
44°19′47″N 74°7′22″W / 44.32972°N 74.12278°W / 44.32972; -74.12278 (Lane Cottage)
North Elba A 1923 cure cottage built by Edward Shaw for his wife, who had tuberculosis. The Shaws had two young children; fearing that they would contract TB from Mrs. Shaw, a separate house was built for them, nearby.
Larom Cottage Larom Cottage, Saranac Lake, NY.jpg 247 Park Ave.
44°20′2″N 74°7′42″W / 44.33389°N 74.12833°W / 44.33389; -74.12833 (Larom Cottage)
Harrietstown A cure cottage built between 1905 and 1910.
Larom-Welles Cottage Larom Welles Cottage, Saranac Lake, NY.jpg 50 Cliff Road
44°20′2″N 74°7′45″W / 44.33389°N 74.12917°W / 44.33389; -74.12917 (Larom-Welles Cottage)
Harrietstown A 1905, three-story, wood frame cure cottage, built for the priest of St. Lukes Episcopal Church, later the home of Dr. Edward Welles, a pioneer in thoracic surgery, who practiced at the Adirondack Cottage Sanatorium.
Dr. Henry Leetch House Dr. Henry Leetch House, Saranac Lake, NY.jpg 12 Labrador Lane
44°19′35″N 74°7′14″W / 44.32639°N 74.12056°W / 44.32639; -74.12056 (Leetch, Dr. Henry, House)
North Elba A 1932 cure cottage designed by William L. Distin for Dr. Henry Leetch, who specialized in treating tuberculosis, and who had the disease himself.
Leis Block Leis Block, Saranac Lake, NY.jpg 12 Bloomingdale Ave.
44°19′44″N 74°7′59″W / 44.32889°N 74.13306°W / 44.32889; -74.13306 (Leis Block)
Harrietstown A 1902 commercial building with apartments built with "cure porches", it originally housed Henry P. Leis pianos and a pharmacy on its first floor. The pharmacy at one time was named Terminal Pharmacy due to the fact that it was the bus stop. Later it was renamed Hoffman Pharmacy.
Leis Cottage Leis Cottage, Saranac Lake, NY.jpg 401 State Route 3
44°19′14″N 74°8′59″W / 44.32056°N 74.14972°W / 44.32056; -74.14972 (Leis Cottage)
Harrietstown A private, shingled cure cottage built about 1906.
Lent Cottage Lent Cottage, Saranac Lake, NY.jpg 108 Franklin Ave.
44°19′43″N 74°7′33″W / 44.32861°N 74.12583°W / 44.32861; -74.12583 (Lent Cottage)
North Elba An apartment house, built about 1920 as a cure cottage
Little Red Little Red of the Adirondack Cottage Sanitorium.jpg 154Algonquin Ave.
44°19′6″N 74°9′29″W / 44.31833°N 74.15806°W / 44.31833; -74.15806 (Little Red)
Harrietstown The original cure cottage of the Adirondack Cottage Sanitorium founded by Dr. Edward Livingston Trudeau.
Magill Cottage Magill Cottage, Saranac Lake, NY.JPG 74 Kiwassa Road
44°19′12″N 74°7′39″W / 44.32°N 74.1275°W / 44.32; -74.1275 (Magill Cottage)
Harrietstown A cure cottage built about 1911.
Marquay Cottage Marquay Cottage, Saranac Lake, NY.jpg 67 Slater St.
44°19′18″N 74°7′20″W / 44.32167°N 74.12222°W / 44.32167; -74.12222 (Marquay Cottage)
North Elba A 1914, Queen Anne-style cure cottage built of rusticated cast-concrete blocks, with an octagonal corner tower.
Marvin Cottage Marvin Cottage, Saranac Lake, NY.jpg 113 Franklin St.
44°19′43″N 74°7′36″W / 44.32861°N 74.12667°W / 44.32861; -74.12667 (Marvin Cottage)
North Elba A cure cottage built about 1900.
McBean Cottage McBean Cottage, Saranac Lake, NY.jpg 192 Park Ave.
44°19′57″N 74°7′51″W / 44.3325°N 74.13083°W / 44.3325; -74.13083 (McBean Cottage)
Harrietstown A Colonial Revival cure cottage with Craftsman-style touches, built between 1915 and 1925.
Morgan Cottage Morgan Cottage, Saranac Lake, NY.jpg 211 Park Ave.
44°19′58″N 74°7′48″W / 44.33278°N 74.13°W / 44.33278; -74.13 (Morgan Cottage)
Harrietstown A 1915 bungalow designed by Scopes and Feustmann as a cure cottage.
Musselman Cottage Musselman Cottage, Saranac Lake, NY.jpg 60 Kiwassa Road
44°19′20″N 74°7′46″W / 44.32222°N 74.12944°W / 44.32222; -74.12944 (Musselman Cottage)
Harrietstown A boardinghouse-style cure cottage built about 1907.
Noyes Cottage The Noyes Cottage at 16 Helen Street, Saranac Lake 35 Helen St.
44°19′37″N 74°7′40″W / 44.32694°N 74.12778°W / 44.32694; -74.12778 (Noyes Cottage)
Harrietstown A cure cottage built in 1898.
Partridge Cottage Partridge Cottage, Saranac Lake, NY.jpg 30 Clinton Avenue
44°19′27″N 74°07′27″W / 44.32417°N 74.12417°W / 44.32417; -74.12417 (Partridge Cottage)
North Elba A 1925 Colonial Revival apartment house, with three apartments used as a cure cottages for three families.
Pittenger Cottage Pittenger Cottage, Saranac Lake, NY.jpg 494 Forest Hill Ave.
44°19′43″N 74°7′19″W / 44.32861°N 74.12194°W / 44.32861; -74.12194 (Pittenger Cottage)
North Elba A cure cottage with five cure porches, built about 1920.
Pomeroy Cottage Pomeroy Cottage, Saranac Lake, NY.jpg 55 Baker St.
44°20′01″N 74°7′55″W / 44.33361°N 74.13194°W / 44.33361; -74.13194 (Pomeroy Cottage)
Harrietstown A built about 1910, it may have been designed as a private cure cottage by William G. Distin.
Radwell Cottage Radwell Cottage, Saranac Lake, NY.jpg 178 Charles St.
44°19′50″N 74°8′17″W / 44.33056°N 74.13806°W / 44.33056; -74.13806 (Radwell Cottage)
Harrietstown An intact 1896 cure cottage.
Ryan Cottage Ryan Cottage, Saranac Lake, NY.jpg 29 Algonquin Ave.
44°19′6″N 74°9′10″W / 44.31833°N 74.15278°W / 44.31833; -74.15278 (Ryan Cottage)
Harrietstown An 1893 Queen Anne-style cure cottage.
Sarbanes Cottage Sarbanes Cottage, Saranac Lake, NY.jpg 129 Bloomingdale Ave.
44°19′51″N 74°7′40″W / 44.33083°N 74.12778°W / 44.33083; -74.12778 (Sarbanes Cottage)
Harrietstown A cure cottage built about 1930.
Orin Savage Cottage Orin Savage Cottage, Saranac Lake, NY.jpg 117 Olive St.
44°19′40″N 74°8′8″W / 44.32778°N 74.13556°W / 44.32778; -74.13556 (Savage, Orin, Cottage)
Harrietstown A cure cottage built about 1910.
Schrader-Griswold Cottage Schrader-Griswold Cottage, Saranac Lake, NY.jpg 116 Kiwassa Road
44°19′18″N 74°7′41″W / 44.32167°N 74.12806°W / 44.32167; -74.12806 (Schrader-Griswold Cottage)
Harrietstown A 1906 Queen Anne-style cure cottage.
Seeley Cottage Seeley Cottage, Saranac Lake, NY.jpg 127 Olive St.
44°19′41″N 74°8′6″W / 44.32806°N 74.135°W / 44.32806; -74.135 (Seeley Cottage)
Harrietstown An intact cure cottage built in 1890.
Sloan Cottage Sloan Cottage, Saranac Lake, NY.jpg 31 View St.
44°19′20″N 74°8′9″W / 44.32222°N 74.13583°W / 44.32222; -74.13583 (Sloan Cottage)
Harrietstown A Coulter and Westhoff-designed single-family cure cottage built in 1907.
Smith Cottage Smith Cottage, Saranac Lake, NY.jpg 25 Jenkins St.
44°19′4″N 74°8′23″W / 44.31778°N 74.13972°W / 44.31778; -74.13972 (Smith Cottage)
Harrietstown A cure cottage for a single patient built about 1903.
Stevenson Cottage Saranac Lake - Stevenson Cottage.jpg 44 Stevenson Ln.
44°19′51″N 74°07′26″W / 44.33083°N 74.12389°W / 44.33083; -74.12389 (Stevenson Cottage)
St. Armand A cure cottage used by Robert Louis Stevenson in 1887.
Stonaker Cottage Stonaker Cottage, Saranac Lake, NY.JPG 92 Glenwood Drive
44°18′57″N 74°8′7″W / 44.31583°N 74.13528°W / 44.31583; -74.13528 (Stonaker Cottage)
Harrietstown A private home built in 1916 for the president of Northern New York Telephone who used it as a cure cottage.
Stuckman Cottage Stuckman Cottage, Saranac Lake, NY.JPG 7 Fawn Street
44°19′39″N 74°7′28″W / 44.3275°N 74.12444°W / 44.3275; -74.12444 (Stuckman Cottage)
North Elba A cure cottage built between 1897 and 1900.
Walker Cottage The Walker Cottage.jpg 134 Park Ave.
44°19′57″N 74°8′1″W / 44.3325°N 74.13361°W / 44.3325; -74.13361 (Walker Cottage)
Harrietstown A 1904 Colonial Revival-style house that evolved into a cure cottage.[10]
Wilson Cottage Wilson Cottage, Saranac Lake, NY.jpg 21 William St.
44°19′42″N 74°8′11″W / 44.32833°N 74.13639°W / 44.32833; -74.13639 (Wilson Cottage)
Harrietstown An intact Queen Anne-style cure cottage.
Witherspoon Cottage Witherspoon Cottage, Saranac Lake, NY.JPG 164 Kiwassa Rd.
44°19′12″N 74°7′46″W / 44.32°N 74.12944°W / 44.32; -74.12944 (Witherspoon Cottage)
Harrietstown A boardinghouse-style cure cottage built in 1910.



  • Gallos, Philip L., Cure Cottages of Saranac Lake, Historic Saranac Lake, 1985, ISBN 0-9615159-0-2.

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