Wednesday, December 06, 2006

June 1966: Historic Albedor Lodge Sold

Historic Albedor Lodge, originally the estate of Col. and Mrs. E.A. Simmons of the New York publishing firm Simmons-Boardman Co. has recently been purchased by Dr. and Mrs. Harold T. Frendt of Jim Thorpe, Pa.

The spacious Adirondack-style lodge, with an exterior of native stone and western spruce clapboards, has been a landmark of Fourth Lake since [1930]. A crew of 70 men worked a year and a half to erect the main house and its eleven out-buildings, including a huge two story boathouse. The Douglas Fir supporting timbers were shipped all the way from the west coast via the Panama Canal to Baltimore and thence by rail to Eagle Bay. Throughout the lodge, the wood ceiling and wall paneling was hand rubbed to a satin-smooth finish. A hundred tons of slate was used to roof the buildings.

The name Albedor was derived from the names of the Simmons' daughters: Aline, Betty and Dorothy.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous8:36 PM

    This camp is owned by friends and until one visits it is impossible to describe to "ordinary mortals". We have been there three times as their guests and must say that each visit was more enjoyable than the previous. The owners are very gracious hosts and make everyone feel at home. They split their time between California and NY. One must visit the Albedor to appreciate its history and grandeur. Paul and Barb i is