As America’s first boomtown, with a large number of homes built in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Rochester, New York has plenty to offer those that prefer the charm and character or older homes. This website is intended to showcase the beauty of these historical homes, and serve as a resource for those looking to buy or sell a vintage home of their own.
Park avenue was formed in 1875 with many of its homes built between 1890 and 1930. Common styles in the neighborhood include Victorian, Neo-Classical, Italianate, American Foursquare and Bungalow.
The neighborhood remains popular for its beautiful homes, numerous cafes and restaurants, and proximity to everything the city has to offer.
Brighton is “inner-ring” suburb that took shape as an Erie canal port in the 1820s, and is now known for its prestigious homes and top notch schools. A large number of its homes were built between 1900 and 1950, and architecture styles include grand Colonials and Tudors, as well a variety Cape Cods, Bungalows and traditional farm houses.
Pittsford is a suburb on the east side of Rochester located on the banks of the Erie Canal. It’s renowned for historic character, a walkable business district, and some of the highest ranked schools in the country. Pittsford Village, which was settled in 1789 and features tree lined streets filled with classic homes built between 1800 and 1945. Architectural styles include Federal, Greek Revival, Gothic Revival, Italianate, Queen Anne, Colonial Revival, Foursquare, Craftsman and Tudor Revival. The majority of homes in the village fall within a designated national historic district.
Fairport (including the town of Perinton) is a suburb about 9 miles east of Rochester, and is commonly known as the “Crown Jewel of the Erie Canal”. The area was originally settled in 1789, and prospered with the building of the canal in 1823.
In the center of town, and on the banks of the canal is the Village of Fairport, which features tree lined streets filled with charming old homes of various styles including Victorian, Italianate, Greek Revival, Craftsman and many more.
The village includes a thriving business district filled with shops and restaurants, and is home to the annual Canal Days, one of the most popular festivals in New York State.