I love this article and the fact that the public is invited into the sanctity and sanctuary of the beloved League (albeit pricey) in my humble opinion. But, I think there is a bit of an omission & because so much time has passed, completely understandable. But, I for one, Remember Wicks, and the beginning of it all.
William S Wicks was actually the first Professionally trained, Cornell & MIT, Architect who designed the original Mountain Lodge that was destroyed by fire with the replacement designed by Shepard. Many of the “small” camps were designed by Wicks, who, along with a band of preservationists purchased 100,000 acres of the Adirondack wilderness in an effort to preserve its beauty from exploitation. I believe many of Wicks designed camps are among the originals still standing today and it is the Wicks “Camp” who orchestrated the beginning and existence of the Adirondack League Club. Wicks is best known for his designs within the Buffalo, New York region and as partner of Green & Wicks, architects of the Albright Knox Gallery.
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