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Adirondack chair is a type of chair used primarily in an outdoors setting. The
precursor to today's Adirondack chair was designed by Thomas Lee in 1903. He was
on vacation in Westport, New York and he needed outdoor chairs for his summer
home. He tested the first designs on his family. The original Adirondack chair
was made with eleven pieces of wood, cut from a single board. It had a straight
back and seat, which were set at a slant to sit better on the steep mountain inclines
of the area. It also featured wide armrests which became a hallmark of the Adirondack
Today's Adirondack chairs
usually feature a rounded back and contoured seat. The style has also been translated
to other pieces of furniture, from gliders to love seats. Some modern adirondack
chairs are made out of engineered wood instead of wood. After arriving at a final
design for the "Westport plank chair," Lee offered it to Harry Bunnell, a carpenter
friend in Westport, who was in need of a winter income. Bunnell quickly realized
the chair was the perfect item to sell to Westport's summer residents and apparently
without asking Lee's permission, Bunnell filed for and received a patent in 1905.
Bunnell manufactured his plank chairs for the next twenty years. His 'Westport
Chairs' were all signed and made of hemlock in colors of green or medium dark
brown. Adirondack chairs are becoming popular as outdoor seating at cafés, because
the flat armrests are suitable for setting food and beverages on, making it possible
to provide individual seating without using tables.
Adirondack mountain range is located in the northeastern part of New York that
runs through Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Hamilton, Herkimer, Lewis, St.
Lawrence, Saratoga, Warren, and Washington counties. The mountains are often included
by geographers in the Appalachian Mountains, but they are geologically more similar
to the Laurentian Mountains of Canada. They are bordered on the
east by Lake Champlain and Lake George, which separate them from the Green Mountains
in Vermont. They are bordered to the south by the Mohawk Valley and to the west
by the Tug Hill Plateau, separated by the Black River. This region is south of
the St. Lawrence River.
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The Legendary Great Camp of the Adirondacks!
St Regis - Spitfire Lake
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Cobblestone represents one of the last remaining Great Camps in northern New York
and was originally built by the father of Pennsylvania Governor George H. Earle
Jr., between 1900 - 1915. The estate is comprised of over 20 acres and includes
eleven separate buildings and 1500 feet of prime waterfront on Spitfire Lake in
the St. Regis chain. Camp Cobblestone’s remarkable architecture features
a unique cobblestone boathouse, 2 story stone tower, a magnificent octagonal living
room with diamond pane windows and numerous stone guest cottages and buildings.
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A brief history of the Adirondacks from the first sighting by a European in 1535,
through the eras of trapping,
iron mining, and lumbering, to the development of railroad and steamboat lines
that led to the influx of tourists and building of the "Great Camps".
The sixty years from 1870 to 1930 were the heyday of these camps, the "Guilded
Age" of the Adirondacks. Kaiser gives a fascinating account both of the personalities
who engineered and financed these fabulous structures and of the bulidings themselves.
|Adirondacks: Views of an American Wilderness|
'Adirondacks', author and photographer, Carl Heilman II, has captured a real sense
of the Adirondack region with his spectacular imagery,
and evocative narrative.
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