The Church Street Historic District is an area in Saranac Lake that is on the National Register of Historic Places. It extends roughly along Church Street from Main Street to St. Bernard Street. It comprises twenty-seven buildings including three churches, a medical laboratory, ten homes, two libraries, and six Cure Cottages, most built between the late 1870s and 1900. 1
Church Street is one of the five original streets of the village, connecting River Street to Main Street. Most of the buildings have features reflecting their use as cure cottages by residents suffering from tuberculosis, especially the "cure porches" where patients were exposed daily, year round, to as much fresh air as possible.
|Building||Old Address||New Address||Date of Construction||Notes|
|2 Church St.||118 Church St.||c. 1880||Queen Anne-style cure cottage. Together with the Werle Cottage, it was operated as a commercial private sanatorium by two women who had become friends while curing at the Meagher Cottage|
|4 Church St.||102 Church St.||1879||A Gothic Revival style church designed by R.M. Upjohn and built by R. Eugene Woodruff.|
|5 Church St.||118 Main St.||1894||Colonial Revival residence designed by J. Lawrence Aspinwall for his cousin, Dr. Edward Livingston Trudeau, the founder of the Adirondack Cottage Sanitarium; a fire had destroyed Trudeau's 1884 home and laboratory on the same site.|
|6 Church St.||94 Church St.||1899-1900||Designed by William L. Coulter|
|7 Church St.||89 Church St.||1894||Designed by J. Lawrence Aspinwall. Presently the home of Historic Saranac Lake.|
|8 Church St.||88 Church St.||c. 1882||Dutch Colonial Revival residence|
|12 Church St.||82 Church St.||pre-1895||The Queen Anne-style residence of a local pharmacist.|
|14 Church St.||78 Church St.||c. 1880; remodeled 1917||The home of Dr. Hugh M. Kinghorn, who dramatically remodelled the Queen Anne style house into a Tudor Revival residence that was also used as his office. Designed by Scopes and Feustmann.|
|16 Church St.||72 Church St.||1889|
|17 Church St.||73 Church St.||c. 1880|
|19 Church St.||63 Church St.||1925-27||Gothic Revival-style stone church designed by Charles W. Bolton & Son, Architects, of Philadelphia. When it was built, its name was the "First Methodist Episcopal Church." 2|
|23 Church St.||57 Church St.||1880||Built by J.J. O'Connell|
|104 Main St.||115 Main St.||1895||Colonial Revival house extensively remodeled in1907 by Scopes and Feustmann. Dr. Lawrason Brown was the Resident Physician at the Trudeau Sanatorium and an internationally known specialist in tuberculosis.|
|108 Main St.||121 Main St.||before 1879|
|110 Main St.||129 Main St.||c. 1880||Together with the Werle Town House, it was operated as a commercial private sanatorium by two women who had become friends while curing at the Meagher Cottage|
|116 Main St.||133 Main St.||1910||The Colonial Revival residence of Virginian Dr. Woods Price, who came to Saranac Lake for his health.|
|118 Main St.||139 Main St.||c. 1930|
|119 Main St.||136 Main St.||1891||Designed by Lawrence Aspinwall|
|121 Main St.||142 Main St.||c. 1893||Designed by Lawrence Aspinwall|
|123 Main St.||148 Main St.||pre-1895|
- Berkeley Square Historic District
- Cottage Row Historic District
- Highland Park Historic District
- Trudeau Sanatorium Historic District
- New York Central Adirondack Division Historic District
- Cure Cottages
- National Register of Historic Places Registration Form
- Charles Bolton Churches, Philadelphia Atheneum. Call #RBC Oversize, NA5210.B66 1910.
1. http://www.oprhp.state.ny.us/hpimaging/hp_view.asp?GroupView=3441 "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Church Street Historic District"
2. Charles Bolton Churches, Philadelphia Atheneum. Call #RBC Oversize, NA5210.B66 1910.