The Turrets is one of the grandest of the surviving Gilded Age “cottages” along the Bar Harbor shore. Built in 1895 for J.J. Emery, a financier based in Cincinnati and New York, and designed by New York architect Bruce Price, one of the most distinguished designers of that time, it represents one of the finest examples of the French Chateauesque style for which Price was known. The building has been part of College of the Atlantic since 1973 and currently serves as both academic and administrative space.

In addition to classrooms and faculty offices, the Turrets is also home to:

  • Academic Services
  • Allied Whale
  • Business Office
  • Development Office
  • Internships & Career Services
  • Lou Rabineau Education Studies Center
  • Leslie C. Brewer Great Hall
  • Office of the President
  • Registrar’s Office
  • Summer Programs

In 2014, restoration of the Turret’s masonry, roof, and windows received a Maine Preservation Honor Award.