Distin Cottage

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Distin Cottage
Distin Cottage, Saranac Lake, NY.jpg
Distin Cottage, September 2008
Distin Cottage is located in New York
Distin Cottage
Distin Cottage is located in the United States
Distin Cottage
Location11 Kiwassa Rd., Saranac Lake, Harrietstown, New York, U.S.
Coordinates44°19′10″N 74°7′48″W / 44.31944°N 74.13000°W / 44.31944; -74.13000Coordinates: 44°19′10″N 74°7′48″W / 44.31944°N 74.13000°W / 44.31944; -74.13000
Arealess than one acre
ArchitectDistin, William G.; Branch & Callahan
Architectural styleColonial Revival
MPSSaranac Lake MPS
NRHP reference #92001416[1]
Added to NRHPNovember 6, 1992

Distin Cottage is a historic cure cottage located at Saranac Lake in the town of Harrietstown, Franklin County, New York. It was built about 1920 and is a two-story, "L" shaped wood frame single-family dwelling with Colonial Revival style details. It has a hipped roof with a clipped gable and dormers. It features a cure porch measuring 8 feet by 10 feet. It was designed by architect William G. Distin for his father, photographer William L. Distin.[2]

The cottage was rented by Albert Einstein when he first came to Saranac Lake the summers of 1936 and 1937.[3]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1992.[1]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ Rachel Bliven and John Bonafide (September 1991). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Distin Cottage". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2010-01-01. See also: "Accompanying four photos".
  3. ^ Historic Saranac Lake