Marc Cook at Camp Lou (Adirondack Daily Enterprise, April 8, 1989)

Address: Osgood Pond

Year built: 1879

Other information: Was one of the earliest camps on Osgood Pond, built for TB sufferer Marc Cook with the assistance of Paul Smith in 1879.

Unidentified news clipping dated 1924


Passes Away in New York Home; Came to Adirondacks in Year of 1883

Mrs. Gideon Lee, for many years associated with the Adirondacks, died on March 1 at her home in New York, after an illness of several years due to heart disease.

In the year of 1863 Mrs. Lee with her husband spent the winter in the then hamlet of Saranac Lake. The following summer they bought the camp on Osgood lake, near Paul Smiths, known as Camp Lou, which was the first permanent camp built in the Adirondacks.

Mr. Lee died a short time later, but the camp was kept for years as the summer home of the family. Eventually it was sold and another camp built on the same lake, which Mrs. Lee and members of the family have been occupying every summer.

The deceased was born in New York and was connected with one of the oldest New York families, being the daughter of Theodore E. Baldwin and the granddaughter of Abraham Van Nest, who built the old Van Nest homestead, now one of the well-known historic showplaces of Greenwich village. Mrs. Lee is survived by two daughters, Mrs. J. M. Cooper and Mrs. Harold Colvocoresses.

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