Near Village of Northville in Fulton County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Built in 1891 by the FJG RR
Considered the Gem Of
Sacandaga Park this ornate
wood structure burned 1975
Erected 2001 by Fulton County Historian.
Location. 43° 12.968′ N, 74° 11.258′ W. Marker is near Village of Northville, New York, in Fulton County. Marker is on McKinley Avenue just east of New York State Route 30, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. South of the Village of Northville, in a hamlet known as Sacandaga Park. Marker is in this post office area: Northville NY 12134, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Northville Depot ( approx. 0.6 miles away); King Cemetery ( approx. ¾ mile away); Chimney Swifts of Northville, New York ( approx. 0.9 miles away); 5 & 10 Cent Store ( approx. one mile away); Parkville ( approx. 1.1 miles away); Sweets Crossing ( approx. 2 miles away); Early Settler ( approx. 3.8 miles away); Barker's Store ( approx. 4.2 miles away).
Regarding Adirondack Inn. "...A short distance from the railroad station is The Adirondack Inn, one of the finest summer resort hotels in America,
Source: "1906 Summer Outings Sacandaga Valley; The Pleasure and Benefits of a Few Weeks of Leisure Spent Among the Beautiful Resorts of the Adirondacks," Published by Passenger Department, Fonda, Johnstown & Gloversville Railroad"
In the early 1890s many short line railroads were building amusement parks as a way to increase rail line patronage. In 1891 the Fonda Johnstown & Gloversville (FJ&G) purchased thirty-five acres of land near the end of its Sacandaga Line and made it into a summer resort called Sacandaga Park,
In 1952 the FJ&G railroad sold off its assets in the Sacandaga Park to a Florida investment group called Adirondack Properties. The 750 acre property sale included: the Adirondack Inn, the Golf Course & Club, Heeswijck, the Rustic Theatre, the Beach Club, the Dance Hall, the Park Station, a dozen cottages, miscellaneous buildings and the water and sewer plants
Here is a quote from a piece of promotional literature produced by the Adirondack Inn circa 1970:
Beautiful Adirondack Inn
in the foothills of the Adirondacks
Sacandaga Park, NY 12134 - Telephone 925-2355 - Area Code 518
Built in 1890, [historic marker states 1891] this beautiful eighty year old resort hotel containing 90 rooms and baths will more than please the most discriminating clientele.
Also see . . .
1. Atlantis of the Adirondacks. Website that describes Sacandaga Park of which the Adirondack Inn was a main attraction. (Submitted on September 9, 2008, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.)
2. Sacandaga Park - park history. More Local History and photos concerning (Submitted on September 9, 2008, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.)
Additional keywords. Sacandaga Park Northville FJ&G Fonda Johnstown & Gloversville RR
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