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Lacawac is located in Pennsylvania
Lacawac is located in the United States
LocationLake Ariel, Pennsylvania
Coordinates41°22′43″N 75°17′40″W / 41.37861°N 75.29444°W / 41.37861; -75.29444Coordinates: 41°22′43″N 75°17′40″W / 41.37861°N 75.29444°W / 41.37861; -75.29444
Area461.6 acres (186.8 ha)
Built byKriegers, Stermers & Martin
Architectural styleOther, Rustic
NRHP reference #79002367[1]
Added to NRHPAugust 9, 1979

Lacawac is a historic estate located in Paupack Township and Salem Township, Wayne County, Pennsylvania. It was built in 1903, as a summer estate of Congressman William Connell (1827-1909). Six of the eight buildings remain. They are the main house, barn, spring house, pump house, Coachman's Cabin, and ice house. The buildings are in a Adirondack Great Camp style. The main house is a ​2 12-story frame dwelling with a cross gable roof. It features two-story porches and the interior is paneled in southern yellow pine.

In 1966, the property was deeded to a non-profit organization and subsequently used as a nature preserve, ecological field research station and public environmental education facility.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.[1] Lake Lacawac was listed as a National Natural Landmark in 1968.[3]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09.
  2. ^ "National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System. Note: This includes Robert Kobler (n.d.). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Lacawac" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-06-10.
  3. ^ "National Natural Landmarks - National Natural Landmarks (U.S. National Park Service)". Retrieved 2019-04-16. Year designated: 1968

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