Flat Rock Camp

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Flat Rock Camp is an Adirondack Great Camp in Willsboro, New York. It is located on Willsboro Point, which is a point on Lake Champlain.

History

In 1885, Augustus G. Paine, Jr. (1866–1947) moved to Willsboro, New York to manage a local pulp mill, and began buying land in the area, eventually amassing about , including three miles (4.8 km) of Lake Champlain shoreline.Loughrey, Janet. Gardens Adirondack Style. Down East Enterprises (2005). ISBN 0-89272-623-7.

Flat Rock Camp, which was named after the flat shelf of Potsdam sandstone the house is built on, was constructed according to Paine's designs as a summer retreat for himself and his family. Work began in 1890 and continued in stages over roughly the next 20 years. It was largely built by Lyman Smith, Paine's immediate neighbor to the north. The numerous stone chimneys were erected by Peter Lacey, a stonemason from Keeseville, New York.

As originally constructed, the camp consisted of numerous buildings, including the main house, two cabins, a chapel, an icehouse, servant's quarters, and other service outbuildings, many of which were demolished after Paine's death. The main house, a single story building, had seven bedrooms, a dining room and a large living room with a vaulted ceiling. Up to thirty guests could be accommodated at the compound, with full service staff. The camp was supported by orchards, a......
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