Great Camp Sagamore: The Vanderbilts' Adirondack Retreat

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Read the remarkable story of one of the most unique and picturesque places in the Adirondacks, written by Sagamore's director, Beverly Bridger. Great Camp Sagamore was built by renowned American architect William West Durant and bought by Alfred Vanderbilt in 1901 to be his family's Adirondack retreat. Vanderbilt and his wife, Margaret, welcomed family and friends, who enjoyed its sprawling grounds and elegant yet rusticĀ buildings for decades. After Margaret's death, the camp changed hands and began to decline until it was rescued by preservationists, finally became a National Historic Landmark in 2000 after attentive restoration efforts. Today, visitors to the camp participate in maintaining its grandeur, learning about and preserving the past.
ISBN: 9781609495893
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: New York
Series: Landmarks
Images: 56
Pages: 136
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Beverly Bridger is the Director of Great Camp Sagamore. In that role, she oversees the preservation efforts as the Camp, as well as the day-to-day operations. She has maintained strong relationships with Camp visitors, local businesses, and national organizations, as well as other Vanderbilt estates throughout the country.
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