Panther Point is the southernmost point on the western shore of Upper Saranac Lake. It is one of the oldest surviving camps on the lake having been build in 1896. A log structure pre-dated the main house and could have been built as early as 1887 that remains standing today. The camp was originally comprised of several out buildings and many acres. The boundary to the north bordered the Jules Bache Camp Wenonah. In the 1950s the camp was split and the remaining four structures were sold to various owners, two of these buildings are now combined again and have gone through extensive renovations. This is the main building of Panther Point, and the Kitchen House owned by the Zollars family. The smaller guest house is owned by the Hess Family, and the Guide house is owned by the Day family. The original camp was owned by Dr. L. Emmett Holt, a pioneer an originator in the pediatric field and the author of "The Care and Feeding of Children."
New York Times, July 26, 1903
CAMP LIFE AT SARANAC INN.
Special to The New York Times.
Dr. and Mrs. Emmett Holt of New York, who are now in Europe, are expected at their Panther Point camp about Aug. 1.
Plattsburgh Press, August 30, 1904
Robbed Three Camps.
Saranac Lake Cottagers Lose Valuables and Jewelry.
Thief Supposed to Have Secured Property Valued at $10,000--Authorities After Suspect.
Three camps on Upper Saranac Lake were entered by a robber Sunday afternoon and much valuable jewelry and other property taken.
The thief first visited the cottage of Dr. E. L. Holt at the southern end of the lake while Dr. Holt, his family and guests were on the water. The house was left open and the thief ransacked it thoroughly, taking jewelry and articles of clothing. Among the articles taken were a watch owned by Dr. Holt. a quantity of silverware, valuables from the dressing tables and jewelry belonging to the house party.
The thief then went to the tents and cabins of I. N. Seligman's Fish Rock Camp, the main part of which was recently destroyed by fire. A large quantity of jewelry, which had been recovered from the ruins, valued at $40,000, was in a safe in one of the buildings. The robber picked up a number of knick-nacks in the tents but failed to find the safe.
The camp of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Mortimer on Doctor's Island was then robbed. Mr. and Mrs. Mortimer and their guests were at Lake Placid. The camp was thoroughly ransacked and a number of articles were stolen. Practically no jewelry was obtained here as whatever was had in camp by Mrs. Mortimer and the ladies of the party was worn at the time.
No detailed statement of the losses could be obtained from the owners of the camps robbed, but they are said to exceed $10,000. A fairly description of the man, who is supposed to have done the robbing, has been obtained, and the authorities are searching for him. He made the tour of the lakes in a boat and is supposed to have gone in the direction of Saranac Lake.
New York Times, July 7, 1907
Dr. and Mrs. L. Emmett Holt of New York will occupy their Panther Point camp.
New York Times, July 4, 1909
… Dr. L. Emmett Holt of New York has arrived and opened Panther Point Lodge for the season…
New York Tribune, September 3, 1922
… Panther Point, the Upper Saranac Lake camp of Dr. L. Emmett Holt, of New York, has been purchased by Mr. James Elliott, of Pelham, N. Y., who, with his family, is this season occupying Lady Tree cottage at Saranac Inn. Mr. Elliott will improve the Panther Point place and take possession next season. It is now occupied by Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Pettit, of New York, who are remaining late into September…
Adirondack Daily Enterprise, December 14, 2019
Madeleine Shaw Tyrol
BRUNSWICK, Maine--Madeleine Shaw Tyrol, 92, died on November 29, 2019 at Dionne Commons Assisted Living Facility. She was born at Panther Point, New York, on Jan. 29. 1927, the daughter of Sam and Marie Godou Shaw. . . . She enjoyed fishing, hunting, music, art and travel. . . . Burial will take place in the spring at St. Alphonsus Cemetery in Tupper Lake, New York.
Her obituary appeared in the Enterprise on December 13, 2019.
- Merrill L. Thomas real estate ad for Panther Point, Oct 14, 2010