Historic Pittsford awards the Jean
France Historic Preservation Scholarship to a Pittsford
resident who is currently enrolled or has been accepted into
a college program which may lead to a career in historic
preservation, architectural history, cultural landscape protection,
The scholarship honors Jean’s commitment
to the growth, development and mission of Historic Pittsford
and to the preservation of historic architectural and cultural resources
Pittsford. With this scholarship, Historic Pittsford hopes to
advance the careers of students from Pittsford with demonstrated interest
historic preservation, thus perpetuating the work of Jean France
and the mission upon which Historic Pittsford was founded.
List of Recipients and their career path:
2017 - Austin Ange - for intended study of Architecture/Preservation
at Viginia Tech.
2016 - Julia Corsetti - to study
library science and archiving at Simmons College.
Historic Pittsford annually recognizes individuals and /
or organizations in the community who have significantly contributed
to supporting the mission and
goals of the organization.
We encourage both our members and non-members from throughout
the community to nominate those whose outstanding contributions
to the preservation of the history and character of the Village
and / or Town of Pittsford are worthy of recognition. Eligible
candidates include individuals or groups, organizations,
businesses, students, scouts, governmental
bodies, etc. and
may come from
Criteria for Nomination
- Responsibility for the preservation
and restoration of historically important property
- Leadership of public or private
efforts which result in the advancement of historic
- Creation and approval of public
policy or statutes which advance the interests of historic
- Implementation of educational
activities which help promote and support historic
How to make
The Board of Historic Pittsford is pleased to announce to
the Pittsford Community the opportunity to nominate an indivdual
or group to receive the annual Historic Pittsford Preservation
Achievement Award. Please take note that the deadline for submissions
is April 15 of this year.
The Award purpose is to recognize outstanding contributions
of individuals or organizations to the history and/or culture
of Pittsford. Eligible recipients may include individuals,
groups, businesses and governmental bodies. Nominations may
come from any source. Screening and review of nominations will
be conducted by a committee of Historic Pittsford, with the
final award decisions being approved by the Historic Pittsford
Board of Directors.
Click here for
a PDF file that you may print, complete and mail to us at 18
Monroe Avenue, Pittsford 14534
- October - December -› Selection
of committee members and review of master plan for
- Mid-January -› Mailing
of the award brochure and nomination form to all HP
members, Pittsford High Schools, Pittsford merchants, Chamber
of Commerce, Boys/Girl scout troops
- April 15th -› Deadline for all nomination forms
- May -› Committee
of 4 or 5 HP Board Members plus 1 member at large to review nomination forms, select qualified candidates
and recommend to the Board for further review and consideration
- June -› HP
Board review of the committee's recommendations and motions
to accept worthy candidates
List of Recipients and their contributions:
Audrey Johnson - for her active role as tour
guide to area historic treasures, our neighborhoods and our
cemeteries and for her interviews of long time Pittsford residents
to preserve local history.
Jake Hoppa - for creation of the Auburn & Rochester
Railroad Line mini-park off North Main Street.
Tim Romeo - for his work and dedication in the upkeep of Pittsford cemetery.
Ted Collins - for his work in preserving Schoen's Alley over many, many years.
David McNellis - for writing the book "Reflections on
Big Spring - A history of Pittsford NY and the Genesee River Valley".
Beth Knickerbocker - for implementation
of educational activities that promote and support historic
Pittsford Fire Department - for the rehabilitation
of the Wadhams Carriage House.
Pittsford Greenbelt Association - for its
effort to preserve green space.
Paul Spiegel - for his published photo books on
Paul Corsello - for his Eagle Scout project;
organizing a team to clean up Lock 32 and publishing a pamphlet
on the history and results of his effort.
Pittsford Carriage Association - for preserving
the sport of carriage show and competition at Walnut Hill.
Stuart and Nancy Bolger - for the restoration
of their home at 20 Monroe Avenue.
Bill Hill and Joe Maxey - for their leadership
in obtaining public support to curtail the illegal emissions
from Monoco Oil Company.
Glenn Brown - for the rehabilitation of his home
at 25 South Main Street.
Mary Bodem - for her sixteen years of service
as chairperson of the Village Planning Board.
William Webber - for his work to keep the Village
a vital and attractive place in which to live. His leadership has
been recognized by both the Village and the Town. He also is commended
for his service on the Town Board for eighteen years.
Mitchell Pierson, Jr. - for his continuous advancement
of historical and cultural preservation and his sponsorship of
the reprinting of the book "Architecture
Worth Saving in Pittsford".
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wilson - for
their continued leadership and responsibility in preserving and
maintaining the historic property and gardens at 84 South Main
First Presbyterian Church of Pittsford - for the
group effort put forth by George Foster, chairman of the
Restoration Committee and his supportive committee members to improve
and restore this important local historical landmark.
Michael Newcomb and Alden Longwell - for their
private effort in saving and renovating the original Flour Mill
- "The Grand Ole Lady" - on the banks of the present
The Village of Pittsford Architectural Preservation
Review Board -
for their leadership, creation of public policy and educational
activities that have advanced, promoted and supported hictoric
preservation in the Village.
Pittsford Garden Club - for their efforts over
the past three decades in preserving and maintaining the many historic
public properties and gardens throughout the Village and Town.
St. Paul's Lutheran Church - for preserving this
important local historic landmark.
Pittsford Cemetery Association - for their on-going
preservation of this historic cemetery since 1842.
Paul Zackman - for their responsibility and restoration
of the historically important property at 20 Rand Place.
Millie and Dan Traina - for their restoration
of the historically important property at 45 South Main Street.
John Bero - for his leadership and responsibility
for the preservation and restoration of historically important
properties in the Village of Pittsford.
Patrick Pfeiffer - for his restoration of the
fence surrounding Pittsford Cemetery, an important local landmark.