STIEGLITZ AND VANDERBILT: A TALE OF TWO ALFREDS IN THE ADIRONDACKS
By Olivia Armandroff, WPAMC Class of 2020
While he had grown up in a luxuriously appointed New York mansion and spent time in his family’s polished Newport home, the famed Breakers, Alfred Glynn Vanderbilt elected to make his first major real estate investment in 1901 in the more simply outfitted Great Camp Sagamore, a destination on Winterthur’s Northern Trip.
The Adirondack style did not spread to Lake George. Instead, along Millionaire’s Row, the wealthy built mansions referred to as “cottages,” as in the Newport, Rhode Island tradition. Alfred Stieglitz inherited his connection to Millionaire’s Row.