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List of the National Register of Historic Places listings in Franklin County, New York

This is intended to be a complete list of properties and districts listed on the National Register of Historic Places in Franklin County, New York. The locations of National Register properties and districts may be seen in a map by clicking on "Map of all coordinates". Two areas that are further designated National Historic Landmarks are the county's portion of the Adirondack Forest Preserve and the Eagle Island Camp.

There are a total of 78 entries. Three of these Registered Historic Places are in fact historic districts which include a total of eighty buildings and other structures. To be listed on the National Register, sites must retain their historic integrity, they usually must be at least fifty years old, and their listing must be promoted – or at least not be opposed – by the current owner, so many historically important sites in the county are not listed.

This National Park Service list is complete through NPS recent listings posted March 31, 2017.


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Listings county-wide

Name on the Register Image Date listed Location City or town Description
1 Adirondack Forest Preserve
Adirondack Forest Preserve
01966-10-15October 15, 1966
(#66000891)
NE New York State
Adirondack Park The Adirondack Forest Preserve is a National Historic Landmark. Approximately 736,654 acres (2,981.13 km2) of the six million acre (24,000 km²) park are located in Franklin county.
2 Dr. A. H. Allen Cottage
Dr. A. H. Allen Cottage
01992-11-06November 6, 1992
(#92001454)
22 Catherine St.
Saranac Lake A 1909 Scopes and Feustmann-designed "cure cottage".
3 Ames Cottage
Ames Cottage
01992-11-06November 6, 1992
(#92001458)
43 Church St.
Saranac Lake (Harrietstown) A Queen Anne style "cure cottage" built about 1906.
4 Azure Mountain Fire Observation Station
Azure Mountain Fire Observation Station
02001-09-23September 23, 2001
(#01001036)
Azure Mountain
Waverly A 1918, 35-foot (11 m) Aermotor galvanized steel fire tower on 2,518-foot (767 m) Azure Mountain.
5 Baird Cottage
Baird Cottage
01992-11-06November 6, 1992
(#92001466)
Glenwood Rd.
Saranac Lake (Harrietstown) A virtually intact "cure cottage" built in 1930, near the end of the cure cottage era.
6 Barngalow
Barngalow
01992-11-06November 6, 1992
(#92001427)
108½ Park Ave.
Saranac Lake (North Elba) A two-story "cure cottage" that was originally a barn, converted to residential use in 1910.
7 Berkeley Square Historic District
Berkeley Square Historic District
01988-02-11February 11, 1988
(#88000114)
30-84 Main St., 2-29 Broadway
Saranac Lake Harrietstown Hall and 26 commercial buildings constructed between 1867 and 1932.
8 Brighton Town Hall
Brighton Town Hall
02003-11-07November 7, 2003
(#03001121)
12 Cty Rd. 31
Brighton Designed and built by Benjamin A. Muncil in 1914.
9 Camp Intermission
Camp Intermission
01992-11-06November 6, 1992
(#92001421)
Northwest Bay Rd.
Saranac Lake (Harrietstown) A Great Camp built for theatrical agent William Morris, designed by William G. Distin
10 Camp Topridge
Camp Topridge
01986-11-07November 7, 1986
(#86002952)
S of Keese Mills Rd., Upper St. Regis Lake
Keese Mill An Adirondack Great Camp built in 1923 by Marjorie Merriweather Post, founder of General Foods and the daughter of C. W. Post.
11 Camp Wild Air
Camp Wild Air
01986-11-07November 7, 1986
(#86002930)
Upper St. Regis Lake
Upper St. Regis An early Adirondack Great Camp built by New York Herald Tribune publisher Whitelaw Reid.
12 Church Street Historic District
Church Street Historic District
01992-11-06November 6, 1992
(#92001472)
Roughly, Church St. from Main St. to St. Bernard St.
Saranac Lake (Harrietstown) Twenty-seven buildings including three churches, a medical laboratory, ten homes, two libraries, six cure cottages, most built between the late 1870s and 1900.
13 Colbath Cottage
Colbath Cottage
01992-11-06November 6, 1992
(#92001433)
30 River St.
Saranac Lake (Harrietstown) A Queen Anne-style "cure cottage" built about 1896.
14 Cottage Row Historic District
Cottage Row Historic District
01992-11-06November 6, 1992
(#92001473)
Roughly, Park Ave. N side from Rosemont Ave. to Catherine St.
Saranac Lake (Harrietstown) Twenty-seven "cure cottage" built between 1900 and 1940.
15 Debar Pond Lodge Upload image
02014-12-16December 16, 2014
(#14001048)
Debar Park Rd.
Duane Saranac Lake architect William Distin's private lodge for family and friends, built in 1939 and well-preserved
16 Distin Cottage
Distin Cottage
01992-11-06November 6, 1992
(#92001416)
11 Kiwassa Rd.
Saranac Lake (Harrietstown) A "cure cottage" designed by architect William G. Distin for his father, photographer William L. Distin, built between 1915 and 1925.
17 Drury Cottage
Drury Cottage
01992-11-06November 6, 1992
(#92001450)
29 Bloomingdale Ave.
Saranac Lake (Harrietstown) A "cure cottage" built c. 1912.
18 Duane Methodist Episcopal Church
Duane Methodist Episcopal Church
01991-08-09August 9, 1991
(#91001027)
NY 26 E of jct. with Kenny Rd.
Duane Romanesque Revival design built between 1883 and 1885, church was in use for more than 100 years.
19 Eagle Island Camp
Eagle Island Camp
01987-04-03April 3, 1987
(#86002941)
Eagle Island, Upper Saranac Lake
Saranac Inn Built in 1899 as a summer retreat for New York Governor and United States Vice-President Levi Morton and designed by noted architect William L. Coulter.
20 Ellenberger Cottage
Ellenberger Cottage
01992-11-06November 6, 1992
(#92001453)
183 Broadway
Saranac Lake (Harrietstown) A Queen Anne style "cure cottage" built before 1917.
21 Feisthamel-Edelberg Cottage
Feisthamel-Edelberg Cottage
01992-11-06November 6, 1992
(#92001420)
11 Neil St.
Saranac Lake (Harrietstown) An intact "cure cottage" built before 1915.
22 Feustmann Cottage
Feustmann Cottage
01992-11-06November 6, 1992
(#92001455)
28 Catherine St.
Saranac Lake (Harrietstown) A private "cure cottage" designed by architect Maurice Feustmann for use by his own family.
23 First Congregational Church
First Congregational Church
01991-06-06June 6, 1991
(#91000627)
2 Clay St.
Malone An 1883 Romanesque stone church featuring a 105-foot (32 m) fortress-like tower with bell-ringer's room and eleven-bell carillon.
24 First Union Protestant Church of Mountain View Upload image
02005-03-15March 15, 2005
(#05000162)
7 Church Rd.
Bellmont A wood-framed church built in 1916.
25 Freer Cottage
Freer Cottage
01992-11-06November 6, 1992
(#92001417)
40 Kiwassa St.
Saranac Lake A largely intact private "cure cottage" built before 1925
26 E. L. Gray House
E. L. Gray House
01992-11-06November 6, 1992
(#92001469)
15 Helen St.
Saranac Lake (Harrietstown) A "cure cottage" designed by Scopes and Feustmann, built between 1911 and 1913.
27 Hastings Farmstead Upload image
02007-08-30August 30, 2007
(#07000872)
12 Conservation Rd.
Dickinson Center A 162-acre (0.66 km2) farm with an 1896 Victorian farmhouse and seven outbuildings built between 1820 and 1940.
28 Hathaway Cottage
Hathaway Cottage
01992-11-06November 6, 1992
(#92001457)
6 Charles St.
Saranac Lake A largely intact American Craftsman "cure cottage" built about 1900.
29 Helen Hill Historic District Upload image
02015-10-23October 23, 2015
(#15000754)
Prescott Place, Helen & Front Sts., Sheppard, Franklin & Clinton Aves.
Saranac Lake Residential neighborhood from early 20th century, with many cottages retaining the "cure porches" that distinguished the area's early days as a sanitarium.


30 Hillside Lodge
Hillside Lodge
01992-11-06November 6, 1992
(#92001467)
Harrietstown Rd.
Saranac Lake (Harrietstown) An intact "cure cottage" built about 1920.
31 The Homestead
The Homestead
01992-11-06November 6, 1992
(#92001418)
3 Maple Hill
Saranac Lake A boarding "cure cottage" built in 1890.
32 Hooey Cottage
Hooey Cottage
01992-11-06November 6, 1992
(#92001429)
24 Park Pl.
Saranac Lake (Harrietstown) A 1916 "cure cottage".
33 Hopkins Cottage
Hopkins Cottage
01992-11-06November 6, 1992
(#92001448)
5 Birch St.
Saranac Lake (Harrietstown) A "cure cottage" built in 1923.
34 Horton Gristmill Upload image
01975-04-21April 21, 1975
(#75001188)
Mill St.
Malone A stone gristmill built in 1853.
35 Jennings Cottage
Jennings Cottage
01992-11-06November 6, 1992
(#92001419)
16 Marshall St.
Saranac Lake (Harrietstown) An 1896 Bungalow-style "cure cottage".
36 Johnson Cottage
Johnson Cottage
01992-11-06November 6, 1992
(#92001436)
6½ St. Bernard St.
Saranac Lake (Harrietstown) A largely intact "cure cottage" built before 1896.
37 Beth Joseph Synagogue
Beth Joseph Synagogue
01988-09-01September 1, 1988
(#88001441)
Lake and Mill Sts.
Tupper Lake Built in 1905, it is the oldest synagogue in the Adirondacks.
38 Larom Cottage
Larom Cottage
01992-11-06November 6, 1992
(#92001428)
112 Park Ave.
Saranac Lake A "cure cottage" built between 1905 and 1910.
39 Larom-Welles Cottage
Larom-Welles Cottage
01992-11-06November 6, 1992
(#92001478)
110 Park Ave.
Saranac Lake (North Elba) A 1905, three-story, wood frame "cure cottage", built for the priest of St. Lukes Episcopal Church, later the home of Dr. Edward Welles, a pioneer in thoracic surgery, who practiced at the Adirondack Cottage Sanatorium.
40 Leis Block
Leis Block
01992-11-06November 6, 1992
(#92001449)
3-5 Bloomingdale Ave.
Saranac Lake (Harrietstown) A 1902 commercial building with apartments built with "cure porches", it originally housed Henry P. Leis pianos and a pharmacy on its first floor.
41 Leis Cottage
Leis Cottage
01992-11-06November 6, 1992
(#92001444)
26 Algonquin Ave.
Saranac Lake (Harrietstown) A private, shingled cure cottage" built about 1906.
42 Anselm Lincoln House Upload image
01975-04-21April 21, 1975
(#75001189)
49 Duane St.
Malone An 1830 stone house, believed to be the oldest extant house in Franklin County.
43 Little Red
Little Red
01992-11-06November 6, 1992
(#92001446)
Algonquin Ave.
Saranac Lake The original "cure cottage" of the Adirondack Cottage Sanitorium founded by Dr. Edward Livingston Trudeau.
44 Loon Lake Mountain Fire Observation Station
Loon Lake Mountain Fire Observation Station
02008-12-05December 5, 2008
(#08001144)
Summit of Loon Lake Mountain
Franklin New listing, refnum# 08001144
45 Magill Cottage
Magill Cottage
01992-11-06November 6, 1992
(#92001430)
37 Riverside Dr.
Saranac Lake (Harrietstown) A cure cottage built about 1911.
46 Malone Armory
Malone Armory
01995-03-02March 2, 1995
(#95000089)
116 W. Main St.
Malone A large, castellated, stone and brick armory built in 1892, designed by state architect Isaac G. Perry.
47 Malone Freight Depot Upload image
01976-12-12December 12, 1976
(#76001217)
99 Railroad St.
Malone Built in 1852, in association with the development of the Northern Railroad.
48 McBean Cottage
McBean Cottage
01992-11-06November 6, 1992
(#92001425)
89 Park Ave.
Saranac Lake (Harrietstown) A Colonial Revival "cure cottage" with Craftsman-style touches, built between 1915 and 1925.
49 Merrillsville Cure Cottage
Merrillsville Cure Cottage
01995-08-10August 10, 1995
(#95000947)
Jct. of Co. Rt. 99 and Old NY 3
Merrillsville Built about 1900 as part of a tuberculosis curing facility; it is now used as a town hall.
50 Morgan Cottage
Morgan Cottage
01992-11-06November 6, 1992
(#92001426)
100 Park Ave.
Saranac Lake (Harrietstown) A 1915 bungalow designed by Scopes and Feustmann as a "cure cottage".
51 Moss Ledge
Moss Ledge
01986-11-07November 7, 1986
(#86002942)
Off NY 30, Upper Saranac Lake
Saranac Inn An Adirondack Great Camp designed by William L. Coulter in 1898 for Isabel Ballantine of New York City.
52 Musselman Cottage
Musselman Cottage
01992-11-06November 6, 1992
(#92001431)
25 Riverside Dr.
Saranac Lake A boardinghouse-style "cure cottage" built about 1907.
53 New York Central Railroad Adirondack Division Historic District
New York Central Railroad Adirondack Division Historic District
01993-12-23December 23, 1993
(#93001451)
NYCRR Right-of-Way from Remsen to Lake Placid
Saranac Lake The New York Central Adirondack Line ran from Remsen to Lake Placid. There are extant stations in Lake Clear Junction and Saranac Lake; the Adirondack Scenic Railroad runs a tourist train between Lake Placid and Saranac Lake.
54 Northbrook Lodge Upload image
02014-04-07April 7, 2014
(#14000127)
58 Northbrook Rd.
Paul Smiths
55 Noyes Cottage
Noyes Cottage
01992-11-06November 6, 1992
(#92001468)
16 Helen St.
Saranac Lake (Harrietstown) A "cure cottage" built in 1898.
56 Paddock Building Upload image
01976-11-07November 7, 1976
(#76001218)
34 W. Main St.
Malone Built in 1848, it is believed to be the oldest extant commercial building in Franklin County.
57 Pomeroy Cottage
Pomeroy Cottage
01992-11-06November 6, 1992
(#92001447)
26 Baker St.
Saranac Lake A built about 1910, it may have been designed as a private "cure cottage" by William G. Distin.
58 Prospect Point Camp
Prospect Point Camp
01986-11-07November 7, 1986
(#86002947)
E of NY 30
Saranac Inn An Adirondack Great Camp designed by William L. Coulter for New York copper magnate and financier Adolph Lewisohn in 1903.
59 Radwell Cottage
Radwell Cottage
01992-11-06November 6, 1992
(#92001456)
2 Charles St.
Saranac Lake (Harrietstown) An intact 1896 "cure cottage".
60 Ryan Cottage
Ryan Cottage
01992-11-06November 6, 1992
(#92001445)
62 Algonquin Ave.
Saranac Lake (Harrietstown) An 1893 Queen Anne-style "cure cottage".
61 Sarbanes Cottage
Sarbanes Cottage
01992-11-06November 6, 1992
(#92001451)
72 Bloomingdale Ave.
Saranac Lake (Harrietstown) A "cure cottage" built about 1930.
62 Orin Savage Cottage
Orin Savage Cottage
01992-11-06November 6, 1992
(#92001422)
33 Olive St.
Saranac Lake A "cure cottage" built about 1910.
63 Schrader-Griswold Cottage
Schrader-Griswold Cottage
01992-11-06November 6, 1992
(#92001432)
49 Riverside Dr.
Saranac Lake (Harrietstown) A 1906 Queen Anne-style "cure cottage".
64 Seeley Cottage
Seeley Cottage
01992-11-06November 6, 1992
(#92001423)
27 Olive St.
Saranac Lake (Harrietstown) An intact "cure cottage" built in 1890.
65 Sloan Cottage
Sloan Cottage
01992-11-06November 6, 1992
(#92001442)
21 View St.
Saranac Lake (Harrietstown) A Coulter and Westhoff-designed single-family "cure cottage" built in 1907.
66 Smith Cottage
Smith Cottage
01992-11-06November 6, 1992
(#92001470)
12 Jenkins St.
Saranac Lake (Harrietstown) A "cure cottage" for a single patient built about 1903.
67 Paul Smith's Electric Light and Power and Railroad Company Complex
Paul Smith's Electric Light and Power and Railroad Company Complex
01987-11-02November 2, 1987
(#87001898)
2 Main St.
Saranac Lake Headquarters of the 1907 company formed by hotelier Paul Smith.
68 St. Regis Mountain Fire Observation Station
St. Regis Mountain Fire Observation Station
02005-03-15March 15, 2005
(#05000163)
Saint Regis Mountain
Santa Clara A 35-foot (11 m) Aermotor LS40 steel tower erected in 1918 by the Conservation Commission.
69 Stonaker Cottage
Stonaker Cottage
01992-11-06November 6, 1992
(#92001465)
Glenwood Rd.
Saranac Lake (Harrietstown) A private home built in 1916 for the president of Northern New York Telephone who used it as a "cure cottage".


70 U.S Inspection Station–Chateaugay, New York Upload image
02014-09-10September 10, 2014
(#14000861)
NY 374
Chateaugay U.S. Border Inspection Stations MPS
71 U.S. Inspection Station–Fort Covington, New York Upload image
02014-09-10September 10, 2014
(#14000575)
Dundee Road
Fort Covington U.S. Border Inspection Stations MPS
72 U.S. Inspection Station–Trout River, New York
U.S. Inspection Station–Trout River, New York
02014-09-10September 10, 2014
(#14000576)
NY 30
Trout River U.S. Border Inspection Stations MPS
73 US Post Office-Malone
US Post Office-Malone
01989-05-11May 11, 1989
(#88002350)
482 E. Main St.
Malone A 1934 Classical Revival-style post office building designed by the Office of the Supervising Architect of the Treasury, Louis A. Simon.
74 Chester Valentine House Upload image
02015-02-23February 23, 2015
(#15000028)
182 Lake St.
Saranac Lake A 1932 Strathmore model Sears kit house
75 Walker Cottage
Walker Cottage
01992-11-06November 6, 1992
(#92001424)
67 Park Ave.
Saranac Lake (Harrietstown) A 1904 Colonial Revival-style house that evolved into a "cure cottage".
76 Wilder Homestead Upload image
02014-11-19November 19, 2014
(#09000720)
177 Stacy Rd.
Malone vicinity
77 Wilson Cottage
Wilson Cottage
01992-11-06November 6, 1992
(#92001443)
8 Williams St.
Saranac Lake An intact Queen Anne-style "cure cottage".
78 Witherspoon Cottage
Witherspoon Cottage
01992-11-06November 6, 1992
(#92001415)
3 Kiwassa Rd.
Saranac Lake A boardinghouse-style "cure cottage" built in 1910.

Former listings

Name on the Register Image Date listed Date removed Location City or town Summary
1 Paul Smith's Hotel Store Upload image
01980-12-03December 3, 1980
(#80002612)
Unknown
Paul Smith's College campus
Paul Smiths

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