By John A. Morrow
Date of issue- October 30, 2006
Number in edition- 950
Artist’s proofs- 50 canvas 125
Frame size- 16X20
Paper- Epson Matt
Printed by HMS Fine Art
Giclee print with pigmented inks
The Hotel Champlain originally had seven cottages in 1890, one of which is depicted here. The McKinley Cottage was named after President McKinley who used the hotel as a summer White House in 1897 and 1899, claiming that the clear air and sunshine was beneficial to his wife who suffered from epilepsy. McKinley was just one of many presidents and dignitaries who visited this grand hotel on Bluff Point near the turn of the century. In 1901 President McKinley was shot in Buffalo, NY and died several days later. A favorite place of the president at the hotel was an old pine tree, where he would often sit and read. Legend has it that the year McKinley was assassinated the pine tree was destroyed by lightning.
The architecturally unique McKinley Cottage was renovated in 1990 and is now the Childcare Center.