From 1896 to 1941, the Catholic Summer School of America was a nationally famous summer destination for Catholic families, distinguished leaders of the Catholic Church of America, prominent lecturers, numerous New York governors and even a few U.S. Presidents.
The Summer School was an elegant resort with fine dining, magnificent cottages, and superb recreation facilities including an 18-hole golf course, a beautiful beach, boating and more. The resort also functioned as a nationally recognized education facility featuring top educators and lecturers in a wide range of subjects that went far beyond religious topics.
A brief dedication ceremony was held Sunday. Special guests at the event included Plattsburgh Town Supervisor Bernie Bassett, Plattsburgh Town Historian (and Cliff Haven Homeowners Association President) Richard Brogowski, and Clinton County Historical Association President Helen Nerska.
The marker and event was sponsored by the William G. Pomeroy Foundation, Town of Plattsburgh, and the Clinton County Historical Society.
Photo: The Catholic Summer School of America.