Anoatok

Anoatok (Eskimo for "the wind loved spot"), now Kane Manor, was built by the widow of American Civil War General Thomas L. Kane. The mansion's name alludes to the exploits of the late General's brother, Elisha Kane, the Arctic explorer. Anoatok is located in Kane, Pennsylvania, in McKean County. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on January 7, 1986.

History

Anoatok was designed by the Philadelphia architectural firm Cope & Stewardson and was constructed in 1896 for Dr. Elizabeth Dennistoun Wood Kane. The Georgian Colonial Revival-style mansion was built after the original Kane "homestead" burned to the ground in 1896. Elizabeth died in 1909, leaving the house to her sons Dr. Evan O'Neill Kane and Dr. Thomas L. Kane. Thomas moved out in 1910 when his house was built, also designed by Cope & Stewardson. The house was converted in the mid 1930s into an inn by Evan's son, Elisha Kent Kane II. The house was sold out of the family in 1983 and is now operated as a bed and breakfast.

Sources
  • Bly, Richard F (August 19, 1985). "Anoatok" (PDF). National Register of Historic Places Inventory — Nomination Form. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. https://www.dot7.state.pa.us/ce_imagery/phmc_scans/H064340_01H.pdf. Retrieved May 23, 2011. 

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