Address: 71 Clinton Avenue
Old Address: 39 Clinton Avenue
Other names: Miss Lucy Cottage (1911), Dungar Cottage (1929); DIS
Year built: 1910
Built by: Branch and Callanan
Other information: Adelaide Crapsey (1878-1914) was a young woman, an instructor in poetics at Smith College, and a poet who invented the cinquain form. She cured — unsuccessfully — in this cottage in a room overlooking Pine Ridge Cemetery; she wrote perhaps her best-known poem here, "To the Dead in the Graveyard Underneath My Window." She returned home to Rochester where she died of T.B.
The cottage was run by Miss R. Helen Lucy.
In 2010, it is the home of Marsha and Steve Morgan, who purchased it from Poker Ryan in 1974 (father of Danny, David and Theresa Ryan). This home was known as the Miss Lucy Cottage. External links
- A photograph of Adelaide Crapsey taken in Saranac Lake in the winter of 1914.
- Adelaide Crapsey biography at the University of Rochester, which has her papers
- "To the Dead in the Graveyard Underneath My Window"