Gateway to Acadia

Gateway to Acadia (HM1GOE)

Location: Mount Desert, ME 04675 Hancock County
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Country: United States of America
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N 44° 19.152', W 68° 15.151'

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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
Placed ByNational Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior
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Date Added Friday, October 3rd, 2014 at 11:25pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 559606 N 4907598
Decimal Degrees44.31920000, -68.25251667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 19.152', W 68° 15.151'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 19' 9.12" N, 68° 15' 9.06" W
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Area Code(s)207
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 106 Park Loop Rd, Mount Desert ME 04675, US
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