Historic Saranac Lake Plans Main Street Expansion
Historic Saranac Lake will restore the former home and medical office of Dr. E. L. Trudeau. The historic building will open to the public as a museum that explores the story of Trudeau’s pioneering work in tuberculosis treatment. This project will create a museum campus next to the Hotel Saranac that will drive arts and culture tourism to the North Country region.
ARCHITECTURAL PLANS AND STUDIES 2018
Historic Saranac Lake will restore the historic home and medical office of Dr. E. L. Trudeau, pioneer in tuberculosis treatment and scientific research. We will open the building as a museum, allowing the public to experience this important historic space.
As with the Saranac Laboratory Museum next door, the most important artifact at the Trudeau Building is the space itself. The story will focus on the life and work of Dr. Trudeau within the larger context of the history of Saranac Lake as a center for patient care. Exhibits at Trudeau's neighboring laboratory will focus on the history of scientific research. The John Black Room at the Saranac Laboratory will be re-dedicated as a community history space, exploring topics of local history beyond the theme of tuberculosis.
HSL will open the majority of the historic spaces on the first and second floor to the public. The large second floor space will be available for arts and cultural events and meetings. The proposed first floor museum space is already fully handicap accessible. We will design engaging museum exhibits that complement redesigned interpretation at the Saranac Laboratory. Plans include:
IMPACT ON DOWNTOWN REVITALIZATION
Historic Saranac Lake is preparing a grant application for the NY State Downtown Revitalization Initiative. The project will: