This gated lodge was built in 1932 to keep motor vehicles off of John D. Rockefeller, Jr. carriage roads and out of Acadia interior. Rockefeller hired New York architect Grosvenor Atterbury to design the building in harmony with the natural surroundings. Atterbury chose the Rustic Norman style typical of European hunting lodges to emphasize Acadia early French influence. Look carefully for features like the high-pitched roof and half-timber detail and for Atterbury signature "A" carved into the shutters. Local granite, coupled with shades of red, brown, and black, blend the building into the forest settings. Originally serving as a residence for Rockefeller road engineer, the lodge has since become housing for park employees. Please respect their privacy.
The group of buildings? is much more imposing and important than I dreamed it would be, and of course? exceedingly charming and decorative. -John D. Rockefeller Jr. in a letter to Grosvenor Atterbury, 1932