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Camp Santanoni

And the Santanoni Preserve

 
 
Camp Santanoni Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, August 12, 2019
1. Camp Santanoni Marker
Inscription.  From 1893 to 1953, this 12,900-acre preserve was the vacation home of the Robert C. Pruyn family. Around the turn of the century, many families built elegant summer retreats, or “Great Camps,” like this one, in the Adirondacks.

Follow the same 10-mile round trip route that the Pruyns did from the gate lodge through pasture, forest and farm, to the main camp hidden along the shore of Newcomb Lake. The carriage road's moderate grade is ideal for walking, cross-country skiing, horseback riding and other non-motorized travel.

The Santanoni Preserve is now owned by New York State and is part of the Adirondack Forest Preserve. It was designated a National Historic Landmark in 2000, and its buildings are classified as an “historic area.” The preserve's lakes and rivers, trails, and campsites are open to the public year-round.
 
Erected by New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational AreasSettlements & Settlers
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. In addition, it is included in the National Historic Landmarks series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1893.
 
Location. 43° 57.444′ N, 74° 6.241′ W. Marker is in Newcomb, New York, in Essex County. Marker is at the intersection of Santanoni Drive and New York State Route 28N, on the left when traveling north on Santanoni Drive. Marker is mounted on the north side of the Newcomb interpretive kiosk at this location. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3 Santanoni Drive, Newcomb NY 12852, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Newcomb Campus (here, next to this marker); Theodore Roosevelt (here, next to this marker); Newcomb Vietnam Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Rist Mountain (within shouting distance of this marker); The Roosevelt-Marcy Memorial Highway (approx. 1.9 miles away); a different marker also named Theodore Roosevelt (approx. 3.1 miles away); “New” McIntyre Furnace (approx. 8.7 miles away); Making Bricks (approx. 8.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newcomb.
 
Regarding Camp Santanoni. National Register of Historic Places #86002955. National Historic Landmark, 2000.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Newcomb, New York
 
Also see . . .
Marker detail: Santanoni Preserve map image. Click for full size.
2. Marker detail: Santanoni Preserve map
A • Gate Lodge Area
B • Farm
C • Service Area
D • Main Camp
1 • Honeymoon Bridge
2 • Sugar Camp
3 • Twin Bridges
4 • Spring House
5 • Pasture
6 • Beach and bath houses
7 • Poplar Point and spring
8 • Sugar Camp
9 • Montgomery Clearing

1. History of Camp Santanoni. Excerpt:
Mr. Pruyn used the camp for entertaining guests and for a refuge from city life. Mr. Pruyn entertained many guests, among whom were Theodore Roosevelt and the great grandson of the author James Fenimore Cooper along with many other prominent persons. Although less than half of the original structures remain, Camp Santanoni retains the core of its original form and layout and is therefore one of the few surviving great camps to retain the defining characteristics of the class. Santanoni epitomizes many of the features of great camp design. The rambling main camp building was constructed entirely (with minor exceptions) of on-site materials at an ideal location.
(Submitted on April 2, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Santanoni Preserve (Wikipedia). Excerpt:
A residential complex of about forty-five buildings within the Santanoni Preserve, Camp Santanoni was one of the earliest examples of the "Great Camps of the Adirondacks". The complex now is known as the Camp Santanoni Historic Area and is a National Historic Landmark. At the time of completion, Camp Santanoni was regarded as the grandest of all such Adirondack camps.
(Submitted on April 2, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Marker detail: Camp Santanoni image. Click for full size.
3. Marker detail: Camp Santanoni
 

3. Camp Santanoni - National Archives. National Register of Historic Places documentation (Submitted on February 6, 2024, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.) 
 
Camp Santanoni Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, August 12, 2019
4. Camp Santanoni Marker
Camp Santanoni Historical Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mira Earls, October 14, 2018
5. Camp Santanoni Historical Marker
Camp Santanoni Photos image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mira Earls, October 14, 2018
6. Camp Santanoni Photos
Camp Santanoni bridge view image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mira Earls, October 14, 2018
7. Camp Santanoni bridge view
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 6, 2024. It was originally submitted on April 2, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 200 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 2, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.   5, 6, 7. submitted on October 16, 2023, by Mira Earls of Cortland, New York.

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