The Early Architectural Drawings of Fred L. Savage, Architect

Posted May 24, 2012, at 2:18 p.m.

Friday, June 15 to Saturday, September 29, 2012; 5 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Location: Mount Desert Historical Society Old School House & Museum, 373 Sound Drive, Mount Desert, ME

Contact: Deb DeForest; 207-276-9323


The Mount Desert Island Historical Society is pleased to announce a major exhibit of original early architectural drawings and sketches of Fred L. Savage (1861 – 1924). Savage, a local architect, designed many of the iconic Shingle and Revival style cottages in Northeast Harbor and Bar Harbor, Maine in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Curated by architect Gerard F. Vasisko, AIA, this exhibit consists of original and some never-before-seen drawings of these cottages, as well as Savage’s public building commissions. The exhibit explores the development of Savage’s personal rendering style, giving insights into his design process.

All drawings are from the generously donated Gerrish collections of the Society and the Northeast Harbor Library.

The exhibition opens Friday, June 15, 2012 at the MDI Historical Society Old School House and Museum, 373 Sound Drive, Mount Desert, ME. It will run until September 29, 2012. Hours are Tuesday – Friday 10am – 4pm and Saturdays 1pm-4pm. Call 207.276.9323 for more information.