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The History of Your Cottage Chair

The History of Your Cottage Chair Adirondack chairs are familiar sights on lawns and patios across North America. Its rustic, simple lines have made it a favorite for many families for over a century. However, where did it come from? In 1903, Thomas Lee and his family were vacationing in Westport, New York, a small town near Lake Champlain and the Adirondack Mountains. Unfortunately, there was no outdoor furniture at the house where they were staying. Lee decided to build his own. He experimented with several different styles and allowed his family to try them out before he settled on the Westport Plank Chair. Lee’s h...