A profile of Mount Desert Island's most illustrious native architect, Fred L. Sa
A profile of Mount Desert Island's most illustrious native architect, Fred L. Savage, who built summer houses in the area at the turn of the century. Some 80 of his structures, including the Asticou Inn, still stand in Northeast Harbor alone. He created some of the finest Shingle-style architecture in the area, but his achievements were only recently brought to light by the discovery of his blueprints, which now reside at two libraries in Northeast Harbor and Bar Harbor. With details on how Harvard president Charles Eliot connected the modest Mainer with a prominent architectural firm in Boston and on his subsequent career. Savage eventually became commodore of the Bar Harbor Yacht Club, along with the Vanderbilts and others whose homes he designed, and he opened the island's first automotive dealership. His nephew, Charles K. Savage designed the Asticou Azalea Garden and Thuya Gardens in Northeast Harbor.
Architects, Savage, Fred L
Baldwin, Letitia, "A profile of Mount Desert Island's most illustrious native architect, Fred L. Sa" (1996). Maine News Index - Down East Magazine. 1640.
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