In 1910, the road that starts at the Lake Flower dam at foot of Main Street and runs south down the western shore of the lake was called Maple Street. The first left off of Maple Street going south, where Maple drifted away from the lake, was Woodland Avenue. By 1917, the northernmost section of Maple Street, together with all of Woodland Avenue, had been renamed Riverside Drive. By 1928, Maple Steet had been renamed Kiwassa Road. In 2004, when the village addresses were changed in the implementation of the 911 Emergency Response System, the northernmost section was renamed Kiwassa Road, so that now, Riverside Drive starts at Kiwassa. See map, below.

Riverside Drive from Lake Flower Avenue, c. 1920. From left Tousley House, Schrader-Griswold Cottage, Roberson Cottage, R. Eugene Woodruff House, unknown house, Goode Cottage, Magill Cottage, unknown. Historic Saranac Lake collection.

Old Address Post-911 Address Cottage Name Cure Evidence/Notes
Starts at Lake Street (West), Main Street (North)
Riverside Drive     Historic Image
1 Riverside Drive 4 Kiwassa Road 1 Riverside Drive

TBSBCTBSWCNYC1915

Image,

Cure Cottages, p. 45, 77

3 Riverside Drive 14 Kiwassa Road 3 Riverside Drive, Cure Cottages, p. 64 DIS
5 Riverside Drive 14 Kiwassa Road 5 Riverside Drive DIS
3-5 Riverside Drive 14 Kiwassa Road Lake Flower Apartments  
Passes Maple Hill Road
11 Riverside Drive   11 Riverside Drive DIS
11 1/2 Riverside Drive 34 Kiwassa Road   NYC1915
13 Riverside Drive 32 Kiwassa Road Sanzo and Zeller Cottage

SLA1935TBSBCDIS

O'Brien Cottage

15 Riverside Drive 74 Kiwassa Road 15 Riverside Drive

SLA1935, PHR1930, TBSBC,

TBSWC, NYC1915, DIS

17 Riverside Drive 38 Kiwassa Road 17 Riverside Drive TBSWC, DIS
19 1/2 Riverside Drive 48 Kiwassa Road    
19 Riverside Drive, 19 Maple Street 44 Kiwassa Road 19 Riverside Drive TBSWC, NYC1915, DIS
21 Riverside Drive 50 Kiwassa Road Philbrooks House

TBSBC,TBSWCDIS

Cure Cottages, p. 64

25 Riverside Drive 60 Kiwassa Road Musselman Cottage TBSBC, TBSWC, DIS
27 Riverside Drive   27 Riverside Drive  
29 Riverside Drive 66 Kiwassa Road 29 Riverside Drive

TBSWCNYC1915

Image

31 Riverside Drive   31 Riverside Drive DIS
33 Riverside Drive   Daunais Cottage DIS 1929
37 Riverside Drive 74 Kiwassa Road Magill Cottage TBSBC, TBSWC, NYC1915, DIS
41 Riverside Drive 90 Kiwassa Road Goode Cottage TBSBC, TBSWC, NYC1915, DIS
42 Riverside Drive     TBSBC
45 Riverside Drive 104 Kiwassa Road R. Eugene Woodruff House

TBSWC

Cure Cottages, p. 66

47 Riverside Drive 110 Kiwassa Road Roberson Cottage TBSWC, NYC19125
49 Riverside Drive 116 Kiwassa Road Schrader-Griswold Cottage TBSWC, NYC1915
49 1/2 Riverside Drive   49 1/2 Riverside Drive DIS
53 Riverside Drive 126 Kiwassa Road Tousley House

TBSWCNYC1915

Cure Cottages, p. 64;

Milo B. Miller house.

55 Riverside Drive 138 Kiwassa Road 55 Riverside Drive  
56 Riverside Drive 135 Kiwassa Road 56 Riverside Drive TBSWC, DIS
58 Riverside Drive 141 Kiwassa Road 58 Riverside Drive TBSWC, DIS
59 Riverside Drive 142 Kiwassa Road Scott Cottage TBSWC, DIS
63 Riverside Drive 152 Kiwassa Road William Demerse Homestead

TBSWC

Image,

Cure Cottages, p. 64

64 Riverside Drive 157 Kiwassa Road Lakeview Cottage SLA1935, TBSBC, TBSWC, DIS
66 Riverside Drive   66 Riverside Drive  
67 Riverside Drive   Buck Cottage, Cure Cottages, p. 64 TBSWC
69 Riverside Drive 16 Riverside Drive 69 Riverside Drive TBSWC NYC1915, DIS
71 Riverside Drive 22 Riverside Drive 71 Riverside Drive TBSWC, NYC1915
75 Riverside Drive   75 Riverside Drive SLA1935, TBSBC, DIS
77 Riverside Drive 30 Riverside Drive 77 Riverside Drive  
80 Riverside Drive   Musselman Cottage 2 DIS 1913
81 Riverside Drive 38 Riverside Drive    
84-86 Riverside Drive 33 Riverside Drive Knabe Cottage Annex

PHR1930

Cure Cottages, p. 74

86 Riverside Drive 43 Riverside Drive 86 Riverside Drive

SLA1935TBSBCTBSWC

Knabe Cottage

Burned 

Cure Cottages, p. 19 & 64

88 Riverside Drive 49 Riverside Drive 88 Riverside Drive

JOL1931SLA1935PHR1930

TBSBCTBSWC

Lynch Cottage

Cure Cottages, p. 64

89 Riverside Drive 58 Riverside Drive 89 Riverside Drive

SLA1935TBSBCTBSWC

DIS 1930

Balsam Manor

Image, Cure Cottages, p. 82, 85

89 1/2 Riverside Drive 58 Riverside Drive Bartok Cabin, Cure Cottages, p. 82 SLA1935, TBSBC, TBSWC
90 Riverside Drive 55 Riverside Drive Spear Cottage

 JOL1931SLA1935PHR1930

TBSBCDIS 1928, 1948-52

Image,

Norwegians,

Cure Cottages, p. 64

93 Riverside Drive 68 Riverside Drive

 JOL1931SLA1935TBSBC

TBSWCDIS

Cure Cottages, p. 69

94 Riverside Drive 67 Riverside Drive TBSBC, TBSWC, DIS
99 Riverside Drive 84 Riverside Drive    
115 Riverside Drive 120 Riverside Drive    
116 Riverside Drive 127 Riverside Drive    
125 Riverside Drive 146 Riverside Drive    

Adirondack Daily Enterprise, May 5, 1936

WPA RIVERSIDE DRIVE PROJECT STARTS MAY 13

Improvements to Riverside Drive will start on May 13, according to an announcement made by Village Manager Millar Johnson at a meeting of the village board last night.

Listed as a WPA project, the work will include widening the present road to thirty-five feet, removal of the sidewalk to the lake shore side of the road, and the installation of new curbing.

In connection with the project Trustee Sol Drutz made a motion that Paul Smith's Electric Light Company be instructed to remove overhead wires and poles and to arrange for the installation of ornamental street lights on the new sidewalk.

Approximately four months will be required to complete the work, at which forty-eight men will be given work four days per week.

The appropriation calls for an estimated expenditure of $17,400, of which approximately $10,200 will be furnished by the federal government and the balance $7,200 by the village.


Detail from a 1902 photograph of part of Riverside Drive (click to enlarge). Pre-2004 street numbers are shown in red. Apparently taken from River Street near the Colbath Cottage. For the full photograph, see Lake Flower Riverside Drive, from the 1910 Village Directory

 

See also the Adirondack Room's Photograph across Lake Flower at Riverside Drive., Saranac Lake Free Library

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