We asked if anyone recognized the location in this old photograph and if they could estimate the date of it. We did mention that the back side of the photo did label it as being in “Essex, Lake Champlain, NY”. Here’s what the community had to say:
Todd Goff: Reminds me of Wes Vanderhorst’s that was tore down.
Mark Kupperman: I think you can even see the original barracks in the background.
Matt C. Morian: Reminiscent of the Crater Club. In the late 50’s thru the mid 60’s my family owned a home in the Crater Club called Bobolink. Are there any folks out there of that era?
Mary Wade: Crater Club think about mid 40’s.
Lee C. Parker: early 40’s…
Alexandra Noble DePinto: Crater Club❣️
Deborah Sells Blake: Baynes Camp in the Crater Club maybe. Windows would be the best clue.
Ghislaine Shedd: Reminded me of the Crater Club also.
A lot of people guessed that this was a home in the Crater Club. Do you agree? The back side of the photo (seen below) does note the name of the building, “Platt Cottage.” Is that one of the cottages within the Crater Club? Or is this in a different location altogether? Is it still standing today?
Do you have any other thoughts to share about this old photo? Please leave a comment below!
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