The Landmark Society’s 2012 Preservation Awards will be presented this year at a special event on Sunday, November 4 at 3:00 p.m. in Rochester’s historic City Hall, the spectacular Richardsonian Romanesque landmark located downtown at 30 Church Street. The Awards are given each year to individuals and organizations in our nine-county area who have made outstanding efforts in the preservation of their homes, historic properties, and landscapes. In anticipation of this week’s Awards Ceremony, over the next few days we’ll be featuring some of this year’s award winners.
The Award of Merit is for the sympathetic rehabilitation of an historic building in our nine-county region completed within the past two years.
Hose 22 Firehouse Grill
56 Stutson St., City of Rochester
Built in 1916 and designed by Rochester architect Leander McCord, this former fire station has been rehabilitated into a new and exciting restaurant in the Charlotte neighborhood. The handsome brick building was vacant for 47 years until 2007, when contractor Craig Ristuccia acquired the property and began the renovation of this building. Using historic photos to guide the work, new doors and windows, tin ceilings, a slate roof, copper gutters, a wrought iron balcony, and even fire poles were fabricated to replace the many missing architectural details. All three floors of the building have been thoroughly rehabilitated to provide areas for dining, meeting and special events.
The main floor of Hose 22 contains the bar, restaurant, outdoor seating and a host of cleverly re-used firehouse decorations–ladders, hoses, firefight gear, and lots of fascinating historic photos.
The basement and second floors offer additional space for events and, like the main floor, were designed to showcase the historic building’s original architecture (fire pole and all!).
Visit our Success Stories page to see all of the 2012 Preservation Award winners.