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Adirondack Porch: 1906

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Adirondack Porch: 1906

1906. Lake George, New York. "Horicon Lodge, Cleverdale." Come on by and set a spell. 8x10 glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

The tall, narrow window

>- What's the deal with the tall, narrow window visible on the far left?

A house I owned many years ago had one similar at a landing to the back stairwell for light and cross-breeze. Perhaps this one served a similar purpose.

Burned

Like many wooden hotels of the time, it burned in 1912. Apparently the best way to reach the hotel was by steamer, across Lake George. With no nearby fire-fighting equipment, the hotel went up in smoke, even with a bucket-brigade bringing water from the lake, just 100 feet away.

2 Hawk Street South, Albany, NY

It's either a park or a Motel today depending on exactly where it was located.

Geo W. Hart Proprietor, accommodates 100, $10-$12 per week, $2 per day.

Too early for Adirondack chairs

It's a 1906 picture; the precursor to the Adirondack chair, the "Westport Plank Chair", wasn't invented until 1903 and wasn't patented and produced until 1905.

Details...

I love some of the details in this photo:

- The use of poultry-wire under the porch rails adds an authentic touch.

- The wooden-plank walkway. It must have gotten muddy enough that a stone path didn't make sense.

- The ladder leading to the attic above the top-level balcony.

- What's the deal with the tall, narrow window visible on the far left?

No chairs?

All they need are some Adirondack chairs. Which, I must add, are very nice chairs.

Disappointed

I expected to see a much better collection of Adirondack chairs then
that.

 
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