Our Organization's History
From our 19th century settlers, Pittsford residents have inherited a legacy of architecturally fine homes, a vital village core, rich farmland, and the lively and colorful heritage of the Erie Canal. Newcomers and old-timers alike enjoy a special feeling of neighborliness that springs from a shared pride in the Pittsford community.
But community pride doesn't just happen; it grows and flourishes best when neighbors and friends can share a common forum.
Since 1965, Historic Pittsford has provided that forum. Today we continue our dedication to the preservation of Pittsford's architecturally and historically significant environment. Our community faces the complex challenges of life in the 21st century and it needs the input and support of its residents to help preserve our past as we look to the future.
PREVIOUS PRESERVATION PROJECTS
"Celebrate the Barns of Pittsford" (2010)
This program was a self guided driving tour (see map) of some of the barns that appear on the Barn Poster. The tour was designed and coordinated by an Historic Pittsford committee comprised of: Margaret Caraberis Brizee, Liz Jackson-Renner, Audrey Johnson, Mary Menzie, Bonnie Salem and Deborah Scrantom Resch. Historic Pittsford thanks the owners of the selected barns: Mr. and Mrs. William Cherry, Mark Greene and John Hopkins, Mr. and Mrs. William Willard, Ms. Mary Menzie, Mr. Paul Knickerbocker, Shelley O"Brien and Nadia Rusinovich and Mr. Larry Knickerbocker.
"Dedication of Sculpture and Garden" (2008)
A natural stone water sculpture and outdoor garden was added and dedicated outside the new library in memory of Jackie Webber, a long-time Board member of Historic Pittsford.
"Historic Pittsford Aids New Orleans" (2006)
In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the Board of Directors of Historic Pittsford voted to make a contribution to the Preservation Resources Center of New Orleans and invited the community to participate. With the help of the community, Historic Pittsford made a gift of $1,000 in support of the restoration efforts.
"Historic Pittsford Supports the Town's Barn Project" (2005)
The Jefferson Road Schyler Barns were saved with the help of the Historic Pittsford committee, which was able to raise about $35,000. The town had to replace the roof to keep the structure viable and later, new wood windows, siding, and carpentry work were completed.