Augustus Chase Savage & Family, Northeast Harbor, ca. 1890

Contributed by Mount Desert Island Historical Society


this Savage family photograph was taken at the Asticou Inn before the turn of the century. The man on the far left in a hat is A.C. Savage, owner of the hotel at that time. The boy, standing on the porch to the far right is probably A.C. and Emily Savage's seventh child, John Chase Savage (1874-1938). The mustached man in a hat below the youth presumed to be John Chase Savage is A.C. and Emily's fourth child, Fred Lincoln Savage (1861-1924).

Fred Lincoln Savage was the architect of many of the Savage owned hotels and cottages and other period cottages and estate buildings on Mount Desert Island. The Inn depicted in this photograph burned to the ground in 1900 and was rebuilt that same year, designed by Fred Savage who had returned to Asticou after an apprenticeship in the Boston architecture firm of Robert Swain Peabody.

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About This Item

  • Title: Augustus Chase Savage & Family, Northeast Harbor, ca. 1890
  • Creation Date: circa 1890
  • Subject Date: circa 1890
  • Location: Northeast Harbor, Mount Desert, Hancock County, ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 15 cm x 22 cm
  • Collection: Private collection
  • Object Type: Image

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Mount Desert Island Historical Society
PO Box 653, 353 Sound Drive, Mount Desert, ME 04660
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