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A Summer Place: 1910

A Summer Place: 1910

Circa 1910. "Trembleau Hall. Port Kent, N.Y." Old-school rockers. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

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Who Says There Was Nothing To Do

This ad will give you all the exciting details!

Where is it now?

Trembleau Hall was a luxury hotel and casino in the 30s, from what I can find.
I found a newspaper article from 1931 describing the hotel (SYracuse Herald, Morning Edition, August 2, 1931)

(The text is not completely readable, so I transcribed it as best I could):

Sports Hold Stage Center at Champlain

Trembleau Hall is Scene of Activities in Many Fields

Dividing line for two states and two nations, Lake Champlain is visited by thousands of Americans and Canadians during the summer months. It is one of the largest inland lakes, aside from the Great Lakes, on the continent.

One of the most popular and most elaborate places are the lake shores is Trembleau Hall, which stands on a high bluff 65 feet above the level of the lake, commanding an expansive view of the historic waters and some of the loftiest peaks in the Adirondack Mountains in Vermont. It is located at Port Kent on Lake Champlain.

An overnight ride from New York city and a day's trip from Albany and other points upstate, Trembleau Hall is but a five-minute walk from a steamboat landing, railroad station, post office and telegraph office.

In addition to the hotel itself, Trembleau Hall includes a cottage for guests in addition to the 125 or more than can be accommodated at the hotel, a casino for open-air dining and dancing, a summer house overlooking the lake, and private automobile and boat liveries.

The hotel sets back from the lake shore with a broad expanse of lawn and towering fir trees to provide ample shade and cooling breezes during the hottest hours of the day. The cottage, casino, and other outbuildings are located back of the hotel, surrounded by tennis courts, golf-putting course and other recreational facilities.

In addition, guests are provided bridle paths into the woods for horseback riding, and one of the best fresh water beaches in the country along the shoreline in front of the hotel and surf-board riding. The fishing in shoals a short distance out in the lake is reported the best around the lake.

(the last paragraph is unreadable...)

I also found an obit for a lady who worked as a waitress there before she married in 1947. Based on her obit information, she came to the US after WWII, so the hotel was still around at least in ‘46 and early ‘47. Other than that, All I can find it a listing for it on this site ( of long gone Adirondack hotels.

Under the Shade

What a beautiful picture.
American elms produce such a stately picture, to bad dutch elm disease got them. Some new types are now disease free producing much needed shade again.

Well Son,

from the looks of this Report Card you're going to be repeating the fifth grade!

Dream house

This is a bit bigger than I would need, but a scaled down version of this is the house I've always dreamed of having, complete with porch and rockers!

Interesting placement of electric lights.

The lights are placed around the perimeter of the porch, rather than under the porch's roof. Wonder if this helped keep bugs away from people on the porch. Overall, a nice picture from a peaceful time. One can just hear the quiet in the picture.


That's where I would be if forced to wear Victorian attire in a house without air conditioning. Good thing this kiddo is wearing his knickers!

Bored son

"Ma, when are we gonna DO something?!?"

Looks like any typical kid today, one week into summer vacation!

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