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Updated: 11/07/2016 08:42:05AM

The Roeblings, the Brooklyn Bridge and Archbold

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Archbold Biological Station in Lake Placid, the site of some of the most valuable scientific research in the country with over 1,000 acres of land, was not always a research center.

That same land was intended to be a magnificent estate for the nationally prominent financier, John A. Roebling and his wife Margaret Shippen Roebling, from New Jersey (the Roebling family had built the Brooklyn Bridge).

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