The Landmark Society’s 2013 Preservation Awards will be presented this year at a special event on Sunday, November 10 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 the upcoming Awards Ceremony we will be featuring some of this year’s award winners.
The Historic Landscape Award recognizes and encourages the preservation, restoration and stewardship of historically significant landscapes in our 9-county region.
219-230 Mendon Center Road, town of Pittsford, Monroe County
Located in the gently rolling countryside south of the village of Pittsford, the Barker-Knickerbocker farm has remained in the same family for over 150 years. In 1860, William H. Barker purchased this picturesque property, which his descendants continue to cultivate in the 21st century.
The farmstead complex features a remarkable collection of historic horse, dairy, and grain barns, a wood silo, a weigh station, smoke house, pond, and two distinctive residences.
Today, the fifth generation of the Barker-Knickerbocker family continues to reside here. The 100 acres that remain of the original, 140-acre farm are forever protected for agriculture as a result of the Town’s purchase of the property’s development rights in 1999.
Visit our Success Stories page to see more previews of this year’s winners and check out winners from 2012!