A gathering in the main room of the Saranac Lake Free Library, sometime in the early 1910s. The photograph includes some big names in the local community, including Mary Baldwin, Adah J. Hallock, Ernest H. Baldwin, Alice M. Vosburgh, Margaret Duryee, and others. The purpose of this meeting is unknown, but the photograph was taken in the very early days of the Saranac Lake Free Library. The single-room library building was built in 1910 on a parcel donated by George V. W. Duryee, husband of Margaret Duryee. The original building had room for 5,000 volumes; today, the circulating collection has more than 82,000 volumes! Stop by the Saranac Lake Free Library and see what features of this room you can spot today!
[Historic Saranac Lake Collection, TCR 708. Courtesy of Barbara Baldwin Knapp.]
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