We’re trying to cool off from the August heat by looking at historic Winter Carnival photographs! This image shows an ice pyramid at the intersection of Main Street and Broadway in 1920. The Berkeley House is visible behind the pyramid, decorated for Winter Carnival. The hotel would be heavily damaged by fire just 5 years later (and burned down a final time in 1981). Businesses could be awarded trophies for the best decorated business for Winter Carnival for many years! Stay cool — we feel better already!
(Historic Saranac Lake Collection, TCR 273, courtesy of Audrey Vanderhoof)