- Grant Recipient
Industry & Commerce
- 92 Kent St, Keeseville, NY 12944, USA
- 44.50504919999999, -73.47891729999998
Anderson Falls Heritage Society
At one time, not far from this site, was a natural mineral spring that brought fame and regional acclaim to the rural hamlet of Keeseville, New York. As early as the 1870s it was clear that water from this spring was far from ordinary. It was purported to possess medicinal properties. From 1914-1942, Isaac Merkel and his son David began to bottle the water and called it Dietade Mineral Spring Water, available flat or sparkling. Dietade was advertised as a cure all for a host of aliments from diabetes and indigestion to constipation and eczema. The Dietade Company ceased operation in the 1940s due to increased competition from soft drink corporations. A pavilion was built over the spring. It was later enclosed, then converted into a private residence which still stands today.