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 was acquired by the College of the Atlantic in 1973 and now serves as both academic and administrative office space.

Inside the Turrets you’ll find:

  • Allied Whale
  • Business Office
  • Development Office
  • Lou Rabineau Education Studies Center
  • Father James Gower Seminar Room
  • George Putnam Classroom
  • Leslie C. Brewer Great Hall
  • Office of the President
  • Registrar’s Office
  • Straus Seminar Room
  • Summer Programs

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