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Historic Saranac Lake operates this online archive of local history. Started in December, 2008, this project has grown to almost eight thousand pages. You can create an account and add your knowledge by clicking on the "Edit" button to get started, or add a Comment at the bottom of the page.  You can add new articles or make additions to existing ones. Search for any term in the search box at top right of every page. This site is monitored by Historic Saranac Lake staff and volunteers.

About Saranac Lake

Saranac Lake is a village of five thousand, located near the center of the Adirondacks. This wiki covers the neighboring communities that make up the Saranac Lake Central School District. These communities share much of the history of the "outdoor life" of the region for both work and recreation, going back to the early nineteenth century. In the late nineteenth century, Saranac Lake became an internationally known center for treating tuberculosis, a contagious disease that afflicted people in the prime of life, and killed many of those who contracted it. That history profoundly affected the village and its surrounding area, from its architecture to the astonishing variety of people who were drawn here in hope of a cure, many of whom stayed on. For a time it was also a center for winter sports, hosting international competitions well before nearby Lake Placid hosted the 1932 Winter Olympics. See also: A History of Saranac Lake and Saranac Lake Timeline.


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Baker Memorial Chapel

Business Organizations

Ampersand Hotel

Community Organizations

Family Scrapbooks, Albums and Reminiscences


Dr. Edward R. Baldwin




See also

William F. Kollecker panorama, from Blood Hill. Undated, but clearly after 1914 (the Boys' Club exists) and before 1926 (the old Harrietstown Town Hall is in place). Courtesy of Ted Comstock.


For more panoramic photographs of Saranac Lake, see Saranac Lake Village



Historic Saranac Lake, 89 Church Street, Saranac Lake, NY 12983



2013-03-30 20:10:40   I am a childhood friend of Irene La Pan Peck, we have lost contact over the years. I'm trying to locate my best friend I last spoke to her in New England. Elizabeth Levensky ( Iskyan). Lizfarro@aol.comElizabethlevensky

2013-03-30 20:33:43   I'm afraid all I can find is a 1981 news story indicating that she had moved from New Hampshire to Salado, Texas. Good luck! —Mwanner