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Saranac Lake Village

Saranac Lake Village Hall is located at 3 Main Street, Saranac Lake NY 12983; phone: 518-891-4150.

Pomeroy Cottage, ca. 1910, 26 Baker Street, Saranac Lake, NY, National Register

Photo: Pomeroy Cottage, ca. 1910, 26 Baker Street, Saranac Lake, Franklin County, NY. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1996. Photographed by User:Mwanner (own work), 2008, [cc-by-3.0 (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons, accessed August, 2013.

The village lies partly in Franklin and partly in Essex counties.

In 1876 Dr. Edward Livingston Trudeau moved to what would become Saranac Lake Village. The doctor, and avid outdoorsman, suffered from tuberculosis. His stay in the mountains cured him, and the basis was launched to establish Saranac Lake as a health resort.

The village was incorporated in 1892, with Dr. Trudeau as its first mayor. He created the "Trudeau Sanatorium," a network of about a dozen hotels that became known as "cure cottages." Over the years Saranac Lake had hosted many celebrated people who visited for physical and spiritual rejuvenation. These included 5 presidents, Mark Twain, Bela Bartok, Somerset Maugham, Jack Dempsey, and Al Jolson among others.

See Saranac Lake/Essex County for more information and links to village historic sites.

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