Mary B. Hotaling has lived in Saranac Lake since 1977. She is one of the founders of Historic Saranac Lake, and served as its executive director twice for a total of about 16 years. She is also a founder of Adirondack Architectural Heritage, and is the appointed Historian for the Town of Harrietstown, Franklin County. She received an M.S. in Historic Preservation from the University of Vermont in 1995. Her most recent project, a biography of Dr. E. L. Trudeau, was published by Historic Saranac Lake in 2016. She is a frequent contributor to this wiki; her edits may be found under Mary Hotaling, MaryBHotaling, and under IP addresses and, among others.

Adirondack Daily Enterprise, December 19, 1978

VIS votes in life member

SARANAC LAKE — Francis Stearns, who organized and led a group of middle school children to clean up roadside trash during the spring and summer, became a life member the Village Improvement Society by unanimous vote at the organization's final meeting of the year. Retiring President Mrs. Warriner Woodruff also awarded Stearns a Certificate of Appreciation for his outstanding efforts to keep the village presentable and educate a coming generation in this responsibility.

Mary Hotaling and Betsy Minehan spoke on “The Historic preservation of Saranac Lake.” The two women head a committee which is gathering historical data on local buildings for the purpose of having Saranac Lake listed in the National Register as a Pioneer Health Resort.

Mrs. Hotaling emphasized that such listing would not affect an owner's right to do as he pleased with the structure. Buildings would have markers describing their roles in the development of Saranac Lake as a health resort and would be listed in a brochure for tourists.

The committee is currently gathering data and its members are anxious to receive any pertinent information on local buildings which were significant during the health resort era.

Before the meeting closed the membership elected a slate of officers for the coming year: Mrs D. Mott Chapin, president, Mrs Jacques DeMattos, vice-president; Ruth O'Connell, treasurer and Mrs Joseph Stephen, secretary.

The next meeting of the VIS will be held in May 1979.

Adirondack Daily Enterprise, December 22, 1980

At a recent meeting of the board of trustees of Historic Saranac Lake, following officers were elected for a one-year term: Mary Hotaling, president; Betsy Minehan, vice president; Dorothy Stephen, recording secretary; and Dorothy Fobare, treasurer.

Mrs. Fobare wishes to remind everyone that Historic Saranac Lake license plate frames are great stocking stuffers!

This limited edition is almost sold out and will not be repeated.

The remaining stock is available at the local Chamber of Commerce office and Tom Doty's Country Road Beef.



2013-04-11 17:30:29   As one of the few surviving original patients of the Trudeau Sanatorium (I was there in the early 1950's) I am curious to know if there is any list of patients of that time. I remember my doctor was Dr. Meade, as well as a Dr. Giles. George Inglessis [email protected] —

2013-07-10 14:25:16   Mary wrote about my great grandfather William Lincoln coulter. I am visiting saranac lake and staying in a cmp he designed aug 4 with my 3 sisters. We would love to meet her. Alison Lincoln coulter- [email protected] —