Entered onto the National Register of Historic Places on March 26, 1992, the John Innes Kane Cottage—originally called “Breakwater” and currently referred to as “Atlantique”—holds significance as a reminder of Mount Desert Island during the cottage era and commemorates one of the area’s best known architects, Fred Savage . This Tudor style summer home is believed to be Savage’s largest cottage in Bar Harbor and one of the “best surviving examples” of his work .
At the turn of the nineteenth century, Bar Harbor flourished as one of the most popular summer resorts on the east coast with grand hotels and cottages constructed across the island . However, with the effects of the Great Depression, World War II, and the 1947 fire , most of the famed cottages vanished. Today, the remaining cottages are recognized on the National Register of Historic Places representing a link to the area’s grand social past.
Fred Savage was born in the Mount Desert Island area , and over his lifetime he designed over 300 projects—most of which were built on the island . While the Kane cottage is not the only surviving project by Savage, it has always been one of his more distinctive projects. Savage was responsible for the entire structure’s design  using a Tudor revival style, and although Savage is better known for his shingle style work, he did work with Tudor and colonial revival styles in multiple projects . Although not a typical Savage design, the Kane cottage became such a testament of his work that it was named in an article announcing Savage’s sudden death .
By Marisa Higgins
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