Post card depicting Broadway toward Main St, 1909. TCR 300

 

Broadway runs from Main Street, north, half a mile, becoming Lake Colby drive and then the Harrietstown Road. In the 1930s, at the intersection with Bloomingdale Avenue, it was the site of three hotels, the St. Regis, the Arlington, and the Alpine (once the tallest building between Albany and Montreal), and two theaters, the Pontiac and the Colonial, as well as many shops and stores.

Broadway was known as Depot Street in 1895, for the New York Central Railroad Depot which stood across the tracks from today's (2010) Kinney Drugs. By October of 1899, the street was re-named Broadway; the former Railroad street had taken the name Depot Street, which it is still called today. 1 The NYC depot was replaced for passenger use by the Union Depot in 1904; the old NYC passenger depot later housed the business named Big D, and burned down in the late 1970s. Broadway, looking north from Berkeley Square, c. 1909 (From Saranac Lake in the Adirondacks: The North Woods City of Health and Opportunity, Mid Winter Carnival, 1909. Courtesy of the Adirondack Research Room, Saranac Lake Free Library)

 

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Old Address Post-911 Address Building Name Cure Evidence/Notes
Broadway starts at Main Street
1 Broadway Berkeley Green Part of the Berkeley Hotel Berkeley Shoe Shop
2 Broadway 1 Broadway Jack Block

SLD1906

Fowler's Livery

3 Broadway Berkeley Green

3 Broadway

Part of the
Berkeley Hotel

Hugo's Hat Shop
4 Broadway
was 4-6
5 Broadway McIntyre Block Site of Bernie Wilson's Restaurant
5 Broadway Berkeley Green 5 Broadway
Part of the 
Berkeley Hotel
Cheeseman's Sporting Goods & Toys
8 Broadway
was 8-10
7 Broadway Ayer Block  
7 - 11 Broadway The Pontiac parking lot 7 - 11 Broadway  Preceded the Pontiac Theatre
12 Broadway
was 12-16
9 Broadway Altman's  
13 Broadway Broadway Pontiac Theatre Part of Pontiac Theatre parking lot
14-16 Broadway
was 4-6
5 Broadway Central House  DIS
15 Broadway
was 15-17-19
14 Broadway Loomis Block Downing Block,
Pontiac Theatre,
Cure Cottages, p. 108
17 Broadway 14 Broadway, Suite 2 See above Fact & Fiction Booksellers
18 Broadway 11 Broadway Egler Block Fair Store
19 Broadway
See 15 Broadway
14 Broadway Loomis Block  TBSBCTBVA
Was 15-17-19
20 Broadway 13 Broadway Fred Hull Building

Was 20-22

Scheefer Jewelers

21 Broadway   21 Broadway Cane's (clothing)
22 1/2 Broadway   Riordan Taxi Company  
22 Broadway
was 20-22
13 Broadway Fred Hull Building SLD1906,  Scheefer Jewelers
M.M. Munn & Company
Passes Woodruff Street
23 Broadway 20-22 Broadway Ledger Block TBSBC
Was 23-25-27
24-26 Broadway 15 Broadway 24-26 Broadway  
25 Broadway 20-22 Broadway Ledger Block
See 23 Broadway
TBSBCEverett's (early),
Cure Cottages, p. 42, 69 & 134
28 Broadway 19 Broadway 28 Broadway

Bouck's Sandwich Shop,

Mitchell's Restaurant,
Major Ploughshares

29-33 Broadway 28 Broadway Adirondack Hardware SLD1906
Starks Hardware
32-34 Broadway 27 Broadway A. Fortune, Jr. Public Market

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Alden's, Walsh's Cigar Store

36 Broadway 27 Broadway 36 Broadway  DIS (1912)
Jeffrey Cottage, Bradford B. Flint Pharmacy, Dwyer's Rexall Pharmacy, Dew Drop Inn
  Broadway Bridge Crosses the Saranac River
39-43 Broadway 36 Broadway 39-41 Broadway Also 43 Broadway
40-42 Broadway 33 Broadway 42 Broadway SLD1906, Sagendorf Restaurant, L.E. Cheesman Cigar Store, Morgan's 11 , Temming Art Studio
Passes Dorsey Street
44 Broadway 37 Broadway Vincent's Pharmacy Mark's Grill, Cinderella Shop
45 Broadway 38 Broadway 45 Broadway

SLD1910-11

Foy's TheaterEverett's, Walsh's Shoes, Marinello Beauty Shop

46 Broadway 39 Broadway Finnegan Cottage 2 DIS (1911)
47 Broadway Parking forCommunity Bank 47 Broadway Pedroni Jewelers
48-52 Broadway 41 Broadway 48-52 Broadway  
49 Broadway   49 Broadway United Shoe Repair
51 Broadway   Minute Lunch  
52 Broadway     See 48-52 Broadway
53 Broadway     See 55 Broadway
54 Broadway 43 Broadway Thompson Building  
55 Broadway 46 Broadway 55 Broadway

SLD1906

Colonial Theatre,
Saranac Supply

56 Broadway   56 Broadway DIS
57 Broadway   57 Broadway DIS
60-66 Broadway 51 Broadway US Post Office  
61 Broadway 54 Broadway 61 Broadway

Adirondack Daily Enterprise,

A & P

64 Broadway 51 Broadway James A. Latour & Company Later the site of the U.S. Post Office
65 Broadway Parking for the Adirondack Daily Enterprise at 61 Broadway A. Fortune and Company  SLD1906
Furniture & Undertaker, Carl D'Ambrisi's barbershop -1921, Cure Cottages, p. 101
Passes Olive Street
69 Broadway   Modern Barber Shop  
70 Broadway 57 Broadway/173 Olive Street Masonic Temple  
72 Broadway Site vacant, 2009 Dog House  
73 Broadway 64 Broadway 73 Broadway

Ruth Effenbach's,

Oxford Market,

Cure Cottages, p. 111

75 Broadway Presently the location of the parking lot for the Off-track Betting St. Regis Hotel  
76 Broadway 65 Broadway 76 Broadway DIS
Passes Bloomingdale Avenue
80 Broadway Presently a parking lot and small park 80 Broadway  
81 Broadway Presently the location of the parking lot for the No. 1 Chinese 81 Broadway

DIS (1911)

Arlington Hotel,

Potter Block,

Top Hat

84 Broadway Presently the location of the parking lot for the Rusty Nail Alpine Hotel DIS (1929)
86 Broadway   Alpine Hotel Annex DIS (1931)
87 Broadway 84 Broadway 87 Broadway

TBSBC

Catered to WWI veterans

88 Broadway 83 Broadway 88 Broadway was 88-90
90 Broadway 83 Broadway See 88 Broadway  
91 Broadway 88 Broadway 91 Broadway  
93 Broadway 92 Broadway 93 Broadway

TBSBC,NYC1915

Built by Branch and Callanan in 1902-1905

95 Broadway   Foley Cottage 2 DIS 1913
97 Broadway   97 Broadway DIS 1912
98 Broadway 91 Broadway 98 Broadway DIS
99 Broadway 100 Broadway Saranac Lake Fire Department  
103 Broadway Broadway   103 Broadway
105 Broadway Was 105-107 Broadway Adirondack Hotel SLD1906,
Site of the worst fire in Saranac Lake history, July 4, 1925
107 Broadway 110 Broadway Currier Press  
111 Broadway 114 Broadway 111 Broadway TBSBC
112 Broadway     TBSBC
114 Broadway     TBSBC
116 Broadway 117 Broadway 116 Broadway cure features,
Cure Cottages, p. 107
117 Broadway 120 Broadway Adirondack Tire Company  
119 Broadway 122 Broadway 119 Broadway

DIS 1911
International Hotel,

double-decked porch,

Cure Cottages, p. 105

120 Broadway Torn down in 2000 120 Broadway

cure features,

Cure Cottages, p. 107

121 Broadway 126 Broadway 121 Broadway TBSBC
123 Broadway Broadway See 121 Broadway

cure features,

Cure Cottages, p. 107

124 Broadway

Was 124-126

Site vacant, 2009 124 Broadway WPA wall, Cure Cottages, p. 69
125 Broadway 133 Broadway 125 Broadway  
126 Broadway Site vacant, 2009 Snow Cottage

TBSBCDIS 1930

See 124 Broadway

132 Broadway 133 Broadway 132 Broadway

DIS, Cure features,

Cure Cottages, p. 107

134 Broadway 135 Broadway 134 Broadway Branch family home in 1895
135 Broadway 136 Broadway 135 Broadway

Galloway Chevrolet through 1940;

Saranac Lake Adult Center

138 Broadway 139 Broadway 138 Broadway DIS 1950
139 Broadway   139 Broadway  
Passes Prospect Avenue
149 Broadway 152 Broadway 149 Broadway  
150 Broadway 151 Broadway 150 Broadway

DIS 1912

DJ's Rustic

153 Broadway 156 Broadway 153 Broadway

DIS 1928

 

153 1/2 Broadway 160 Broadway Valentine Cottage DIS 1931
154 Broadway 162 Broadway 154 Broadway  
155 Broadway 162 Broadway 155 Broadway

Double-decked porch,

Cure Cottages, p. 105

156 Broadway

See 154 Broadway

155 Broadway Parks Cottage TBVADIS (1913)
158 Broadway Demolished, early 1970s Broadway School  
159 Broadway   Donaher Cottage DIS (1929)
161 Broadway   161 Broadway DIS (1929)
164 Broadway 173 Broadway Tully Cottage

SLA1935PHR1930TBSBCTBVA

Image

165 Broadway 176 Broadway 165 Broadway Loyal Order of Moose
167 Broadway 180 Broadway Broadway Market  
166 Broadway 177 Broadway 166 Broadway  
170 Broadway   Latour Cottage DIS (1928)
Passes Garden Street
171 Broadway 196 Broadway 171 Broadway Hyde Fuel
172 Broadway 197 Broadway 172 Broadway DIS, Community Bank
173 Broadway 202 Broadway 173 Broadway Veteran's Club
174 Broadway   174 Broadway DIS
180 Broadway 197 Broadway Hallock Cottage

DIS (1911-13)

 or Hallock Block

Passes McClelland Street
182 Broadway 211 Broadway 182 Broadway NYC1915
183 Broadway 212 Broadway Ellenberger Cottage NYC1915
185 Broadway 220 Broadway 185 Broadway NYC1915
188 Broadway   Adirondack Greenhouses Big D, Ace Hardware
189 Broadway 226 Broadway Eaton Cottage DIS 1911
Passes Ampersand Avenue
191 Broadway 230 Broadway 191 Broadway  
193 Broadway 238 Broadway 193 Broadway TBSBCNYC1915
11 Mills Avenue 251 Broadway High Peaks Wine and Spirits  
15 Mills Avenue 24 Mills Avenue Swift and Company  
Passes Cedar Street
199-203 Broadway 258 Broadway D. Cohen & Sons  
215 Broadway 286 Broadway Mussen Cottage TBSWC
Passes Van Buren Street
219 Broadway 290 Broadway 219 Broadway DIS
Passes Keene Street
226 Broadway   Higgins Upper Broadway Grocery  
228 Broadway   228 Broadway DIS
230 Broadway Broadway 230 Broadway, M-K Novelty Company  
232 Broadway 316 Broadway 232 Broadway TBSWC
233 Broadway   Hayes Cottage DIS
235 Broadway   235 Broadway DIS
236 Broadway 323 Broadway 236 Broadway TBSWC
239 Broadway   Brennan Cottage DIS (1930)
240 Broadway 333 Broadway   TBSWC
244 Broadway   Mountain View Cottage, Image  
246 Broadway 31 Old Lake Colby Road 246 Broadway TBSWC, DIS (1911)
288 Broadway 96 Old Lake Colby Road   TBSBC
290 Broadway   Walker Cottage 2 DIS (1930)
292 Broadway   Walker Cottage 3 DIS (1928)
298 Broadway   298 Broadway DIS
318 Broadway   White Cottage DIS (1932)
320 Broadway   320 Broadway TBSBC, DIS (1928)
324 Broadway Old Lake Colby Road Finn House, Image  

Broadway becomes the Lake Colby Road.

Some maps show the south end of the Old Lake Colby Road as Upper Broadway


Broadway bridge, west side, 1909. A. Fortune, Jr. Public Market, Bradford B. Flint & Co., the Sagendorf Restaurant, the Adirondack Pharmacy, the Masonic Temple
(Detroit Publishing)

Broadway, looking north, c. 1940.
Irma and Paul Milstein Division of United States History, Local History and Genealogy, The New York Public Library. "Street view of Saranac, New York" 
The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1862 - 1963.

Broadway, looking north, 1885. Saranac River flows left to right across the middle of the photograph, crossed by the narrow Broadway bridge. The location of present day Woodruff Street is just beyond the near foreground fence. Photograph #82.499 courtesy of the Adirondack Research Room of the Saranac Lake Free Library.

Broadway, 1909, Detroit Publishing

 

Broadway, 1909: Dr. Morse, Dentist; J.W. Cromie, Harness Shop; Adirondack Hardware Company; and the Burt and Goodspeed Millinery Shop Broadway bridge, looking north, undated. Loomis Block at left, Flint's Pharmacy (later home to the Dew Drop Inn) at right. c. 1940. Courtesy of Karen Lewis.

 

The future site of the Saranac Lake branch of the Farmers National Bank includes the old Candle Shop lot at left, the Saranac Supply building and, at right, the Dickie's building. The buildings were demolished in the spring of 1974. Adirondack Daily Enterprise, February 1, 1974 Broadway, looking south, 1930s

This photograph taken in the late 1950s shows the east side of Broadway looking north from the bridge over the Saranac River. Businesses seen from left to right, Saranac Lake Supply, Dickie's Restaurant, One Minute Lunch, Pedroni's Jeweler and Optician, Everett's, Boynton's News Stand, LaRock Jewelry and Deissler's Bakery with Max's Restaurant upstairs.
Adirondack Daily Enterprise, November 23, 2013.


Broadway near Bloomingdale Avenue (Watertown Daily Times, 1948) Watertown Daily Times, 1948. 2 The first part of the caption for this photograph are missing. The large building at right is 73 Broadway; to its left is the St. Regis Hotel.

The Leading Shop in the Potter Block is adjacent to Henry Wamsganz's store. The diner, belonging to Wheelers, is half visible near the Model T Ford with the 1923 license plates. Auto lovers think that the car parked at the left may be an "Overland". These were great years in the village and the economy was very solid.

     

     

     

     

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    2012-04-08 18:47:39   Today the Saranac Lake Baptist Church is located at 490 Broadway. —MaryHotaling

    Footnotes

    1. Sanborn Map Company, Saranac Lake maps of 1895 & 1899.
    2. For more information on this photograph and caption, see Old Saranac Lake photographs