Architectural Drawings & Early Sketches of Fred L. Savage : Drawings from the Gerrish Collections

Fred L. Savage was a descendant of some of the earliest settlers on Mount Desert Island. Savage was born in 1861 and died in 1924. As in most island communities, he survived by working many jobs including construction and cabinet making. He trained as a draftsman in Boston from 1885 to about 1887 at the firm of Peabody & Stearns. Returning to Mount Desert Island, Savage built his own house and married in Northeast Harbor in 1888. The examples in this exhibit show that he clearly embraced the Shingle Style, which characterizes many of his Northeast Harbor cottages, but that he was similarly skilled in the Classical and Revival styles used in his public buildings and a number of Colonial and Tudor revival cottages in Bar Harbor. The architectural drawings by Fred L. Savage in the Gerrish Collections at the MDI Historical Society and the Northeast Harbor Library provide a unique opportunity to study the wide scope of his work.

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Architectural Drawings & Early Sketches of Fred L. Savage