We at Adirondack Architectural Heritage were devastated to hear of the terrible fire that engulfed several of the buildings at White Pine Camp on Sunday evening. By Monday morning, we learned that the fire had been contained to a cluster of buildings in what was the former service complex and that the camp’s Main Lodge, lakeside cabins, boathouses, and other buildings were spared.
We sincerely thank all the fire departments and their personnel who responded to this fire and for their good work in saving so much of this historic camp complex.
AARCH has followed the plight and rebirth of White Pine Camp for thirty years and has had the pleasure of offering dozens of tours and special events. In 2018, we published White Pine Camp: The Saga of an Adirondack Great Camp and Summer White House. The transformation of this camp from a neglected and endangered property in the early 1990s to the extraordinary destination that it is today is largely the work of AARCH founder Howie Kirschenbaum, now with great support of the 40 members of White Pine Camp Associates who own and operate it.
We wish them all the best in their efforts to rebuild and reopen the camp so that it can continue to be a marvelous Adirondack destination and experience.
Photo of Sunday’s fire above courtesy of Amy Fisher Quinn