Historic Saranac Lake Plans Main Street Expansion
Historic Saranac Lake will restore the former home and medical office of Dr. E. L. Trudeau and open the building as a museum that explores the story of Saranac Lake and 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.
LEAD ARCHITECT CHOSEN
We are pleased to announce that, after a competitive review process, the board of directors chose Harry Gordon as our lead architect for the Trudeau Building Project. Mr. Gordon's team includes the architectural preservation expertise of Kim and Jack Alvarez of Landmark Consulting in Albany. Our thanks to the other firms that submitted excellent proposals.
View Historic Saranac Lake's Case Statement, which spells out plans for the building and defines naming opportunities.
To date, we have raised $853,607 in donations and pledges of support. Many thanks to our growing list of donors.
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 exploring the story of Saranac Lake and Trudeau’s pioneering work in tuberculosis treatment
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:
Historic Saranac Lake is proud to be one of the projects that applied for the NY State Downtown Revitalization Initiative. The Village of Saranac Lake has been chosen as a recipient of the $10 million grant. Historic Saranac Lake's project will be considered for an award, to be determined in early 2019. The project will: