The great majority of cure cottages in Saranac Lake were operated as commercial private sanatoria at one time or another, with the exception of those in the three wealthy, exclusive neighborhoods, Highland Park, Rockledge and Glenwood. That is, they were available for rent to those attempting to cure their tuberculosis. See Cure Cottages, Cottage Row, Helen Hill, French Hill and Church Street Historic District (not all places in those lists were commercial). There were also patient cottages at the not-for-profit Trudeau Sanatorium Historic District.


On January 16, 1925, a front page article in the Adirondack Enterprise was headlined: "Fire Escapes To Be Required For Sanatoria Here; State Public Health Law Compliance Demanded by Veterans Bureau; Health Board Acts; Survey Started to Make Enforcement Uniform on 3-Story Houses." The article begins, "Cottage sanatoria in Saranac Lake of 3 or more stories height will be required to construct iron stairway fire escapes under concurrent action being taken by local health authorities, county officers and the U.S. Veterans Bureau. . . . In order to make enforcement uniform throughout the village, the board of health is to make a survey of all nursing cottages, boarding houses and other buildings housing tuberculosis patients."

Old Address Post-911 Address   Building Name/Notes Cure Evidence
55 Riverside Drive 90 Riverside Drive   Spear Cottage, One of the cure cottage where the Norwegian Sailors cured.  
10 Kiwassa Road 179 Kiwassa Road   Purported to be the oldest house in the village. Built in 1860. House was turned to face a different direction in the 1930s.  
29 Church Street 45 Church Street Howell Cottage, A very large cure cottage. One of its patients was Patrick Murphy, son of Gerald and Sara Murphy. Artist Fernand Léger was one of many visitors.  
33 Ampersand Avenue 273 Ampersand Avenue 33 Ampersand Avenue TBSWC
35 Ampersand Avenue 277 Ampersand Avenue 35 Ampersand Avenue TBSBC

A pamphlet published in 1932 titled Saranac Lake and the Olympics carried a two-page listing headed "Sanatoria Directory: Following is a partial list of approved Private Sanatoria of Saranac Lake, among which the health seeker may find accommodations of various grades to suit the individual purse."

Bennett Cottage

14 Park Place

Capacity 10.

Rates $18 to $25

Ambulatory

Black Cottage

84 Park Avenue

Capacity 14.

Rates $25 to $45

Nursing

Bryant Cottage

52 Park Avenue

Capacity 18.

Rates $ 18 to $2 5

Ambulatory

Burke Cottage

9 Front Street

Capacity 15.

Rates $30 to $45

Nursing

Bush Cottages

44 and 46 Franklin Avenue

Capacity 9.

Rates $20 to $35.

Ambulatory

Buthe Cottage

66 Lake Flower Avenue

Capacity 10.

Rates $18 to $25

Ambulatory

Cavanaugh Cottage

49 Franklin Avenue

Manager, Mrs. Isabelle Masters

 

 

Clark Cottage

61 Franklin Avenue

Capacity 8.

Rates $21 to $28

Nursing

Collins & Low

7 Front Street

Capacity 10.

Rates $30 to $40

Nursing

Colon Cottage

86 Ampersand Avenue

Capacity 6.

Rates $25 to $30

Ambulatory

Crowe Cottage

25 Helen Street

Capacity 12.

Rates $25 to $50

Nursing

Dolan Cottage

20 Franklin Avenue

Capacity 7.

Rates $25 up

Ambulatory

Duerr Cottage

42 Baker Street

Capacity 8.

Rates $20 to $35

Ambulatory

Edelweiss Cottage

36 Baker Street

Capacity 6.

Rates $20 up

Nursing

Fallon Cottage

33 Franklin Avenue

Capacity 10.

Rates $20 to $30

Ambulatory

Fortune Cottage

71 Bloomingdale Avenue

Capacity 18.

Rates $20 to $30

Ambulatory

Franklin Manor

68 Franklin Avenue

Capacity 15.

Rates $30 to $55

Nursing

Fraser Cottage

51 Franklin Avenue

Capacity 8.

Rates $20 up

Ambulatory

Garwood Terrace

20 Front Street

Capacity 20.

Rates $17 to $25

Ambulatory

Gonzalez Cottage

93 Riverside Drive

Capacity 15.

Rates $ 15 to $30

Ambulatory  (Spanish Guests)

Green Cottage

38 Franklin Avenue

Capacity 7.

Rates $22 to $35

Ambulatory

Griffo Cottage

24 Franklin Avenue

Capacity 10.

Rates $18 up

Ambulatory

Hamer Cottage

24 Helen Street

Capacity 9.

Rates $20 up

Ambulatory

Harrigan Cottage

37 Church Street

Capacity 7.

Rates $20 to $27

Ambulatory

Hewitt-Hinwood Cottage

38 Lake Flower Avenue

Capacity 19.

Rates $25 to $45

Nursing

Hickok's Beechwood Cottage.

56 Park Avenue

Capacity 10.

Rates $18 to $25

Ambulatory

Hill Cottage

36 Franklin Avenue

Capacity 12.

Rates $20 to $25

Ambulatory

Hillside Sanatorium (Mrs. Ida Fraser)

34 Baker Street

Capacity 25.

Rates $25 to $30

Nursing

Hoebling's Cottages

28 Front Street

Capacity 18.

Rates $26 to $28

Nursing

Hoepfner Cottage

10 Baker Street

Capacity 12.

Rates $ 18 to $ 20

Ambulatory

Jacobson Cottage

54 Park Avenue

Capacity 14.

Rates $18 up

Ambulatory  (Jewish Guests)

Jackson Cottage

3 Park Place

Capacity 4.

Rates $21 to $33

Ambulatory

Lake Flower House

42 River Street

Capacity 7.

Rates $18 to $2?

Ambulatory

Lake View Cottage

64 Riverside Drive

Capacity 7.

Rates $20 up

Ambulatory

Leonard Cottage

15 Park Avenue

Capacity 6.

Rates $21 to $25

Ambulatory

Little Cottage

17 St. Bernard Street

Capacity 16.

Rates $25 up

Nursing and Ambulatory

Lynch Cottage

88 Riverside Drive

Capacity 11.

Rates $30 to $50

Nursing

McCabe Cottage

35 Franklin Avenue

Capacity 12.

Rates $28 to $60

Nursing

McNulty Cottage

14 Helen Street

Capacity 8.

Rates $20 up

Ambulatory

McParland Cottage

40 Franklin Avenue

Capacity 9.

Rates $25 up

Nursing

Maplehurst Cottage

36 Kiwassa Road

Capacity 7.

Rates $45 to $65

Nursing

Millbank Cottage

15 Riverside Drive

Capacity 9.

Rates $18 to $25

Ambulatory

Miller Cottage

8 Shepard Avenue

Capacity 10.

Rates $20 to $30

Ambulatory

Noyes Cottage

16 Helen Street

Capacity 10.

Rates $25 to $40

Ambulatory

Owens Cottage

75 Riverside Drive

Capacity 12.

Rates $25 to $45

Nursing

Platt Cottage

11 Park Place

Capacity 8.

Rates $28 to $40

Ambulatory

Pomeroy Cottage

26 Baker Street

Capacity 5.

Rates $18 to $32

Ambulatory

Robinson Cottage

45 Franklin Avenue

Capacity 12.

Rates $25 to $45

Ambulatory

Robinson Cottage

47 Franklin Avenue

Capacity 12.

Rates $28 to $50

Nursing

Rosemont Villa

7 Rosemont Avenue

Capacity 11.

Rates $22 to $25

Ambulatory

Sageman Cottage

32 Park Avenue

Capacity 14.

Rates $21 to $35

Ambulatory

Schreiner Cottage

44 Church Street

Capacity 7.

Rates $20 up

Ambulatory

St. Mary's Hospital

Ampersand Avenue

Capacity 30.

Rates $21 up

Ambulatory and Nursing

Signor Cottage

57 Bloomingdale Avenue

Capacity 25.

Rates $14 to $18

Semi-Nursing

Smith Cottage

54 Shepard Avenue

Capacity 25.

Rates $20 to $35

Ambulatory and Nursing

Smithwick Cottage

60 Park Avenue

Capacity 14.

Rates $21 to $40

Ambulatory

Spear Cottage

90 Riverside Drive

Capacity 15.

Rates $20 up

Ambulatory

Stone Cottage

17 Lake Street

Capacity 8.

Rates $15 to $20

Ambulatory

Turnbull Cottage

8 Forest Hill Avenue

Capacity 8.

Rates $25 to $35

Nursing

Turner Cottage

3 Forest Hill Avenue

Capacity 9.

Rates $20 to $25.

Ambulatory

Weimar Cottage

30 Shepard Avenue

Capacity 10.

Rates $20 up

Ambulatory

Werle Cottage

110 Main Street

Capacity 35.

Rates $25 to 45

Ambulatory

 

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