Does anyone recognize this building? The postcard is titled, “The Elmwood, Lake Shore Camps, Essex, NY.” Do you know where it’s located? Is it still there today? Who were the owners? Do you have any memories to share?
Here’s what we heard from the community:
Nicholas Bailey: Peggy Cole I think used to run it in the 1970’s? Just north of the marina. Down the little dead end road…?
Do you agree? Have anything to add?
I admit I don’t know anything about the building or the past owner(s). Can you help us clarify just where this building is/was and perhaps fill in the gaps about the business? Was it part of a series of camps along the lake? The sign on the building does read “overnight camps.”
Some online research led me to discover that the Adirondack Museum has a copy of this postcard and they date it as circa 1920s.
Please leave a comment with your thoughts! Or share this post with those you believe may be able to help us learn about The Elmwood.
Share Your Essex Artifacts
If you want to share your old photos of Essex (or brochures; postcards; menus; tickets; any artifact) on the blog please email us at editor [AT] essexonlakechamplain [DOT] com.
- Vintage Photo: South Main Street (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)
- Vintage Postcard: Sherwood Inn Waterfront (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)
- Vintage Postcard: Camel’s Hump (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)
- Vintage Photo: American Legion Hall (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)
- Vintage Postcard: Essex Main Street Looking North (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)
- Vintage Photo: Main Street (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)
- Vintage Postcard: Corner of Main and Church Street (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)