Friday, March 23, 2018

Saranac Lake: Cure Cottage With Multiple Porches

From Wikipedia:
Between 1873 and 1945, Saranac Lake, New York became a world-renowned center for the treatment of tuberculosis, using a treatment that involved exposing patients to as much fresh air as possible under conditions of complete bed-rest. In the process, a specific building type, the "Cure Cottage", developed, built by local residents seeking to capitalize on the town's fame, by physicians, and often by the patients themselves. Many of these structures are extant, and their historic value has been recognized by listing on National Register of Historic Places

At Historic Saranac Lake's site are gathered numerous resources about the town.