Forest Hills Tour 2011
The Annual Historic Tour for 2011 featured the "community" of Forest Hills in Perinton. The following houses that were open to the public: 4 Lake Crescent Drive, 19 Ridgeview Drive, 23 Ridgeview Drive, 16 Ridgeview Drive, 21 Fair Oaks Drive and 13 Regency Drive.
Forest Hills is a unique part of the Perinton community.
Tudor Revival at 23 Ridgeview Drive
History of Forest Hills, by Kenneth Dodgson
'The earliest known plans for the development of the area known as Forest Hills are penciled "overlays" superimposed on a site survey done for Harold P. Dygert by John Abner Stuart and completed in December 17, 1927.
The architect of seventy-five designed homes of the 1930s occupying a contiguous area within Forest Hills was Harold P. Dygert. During his lifetime, beginning in the 1920s and through the 1960s, Harold claimed to have designed and built over 600 homes - mostly in the East Rochester area - but also in Brighton, Pittsford and the City of Rochester.
Forest Hills became his first major project and apparently remained his favorite, due primarily to the harmonious variety of architectural styles that was accomplished. A third of these are Tudor Revival, with an equal number of English Cottage and French Eclectic design, the latter characterized by round tower entrances, and referred to by Dygert as "Norman style".
Approximately 20% of the homes fall into the category of Colonial Revival done in wood, brick and stone. Harold Dygert personally did the architectural design work in collaboration with each original resident, which accounts for the one-of-a-kind nature of Forest Hills homes'. For more information, go the History of Forest Hills.
The house at 13 Regency Drive shares several characteristics of both modernistic and international styles.
For more information on architecture styles in our area, view the Architectural Styles Guide.
See the calendar for dates of upcoming tours and enjoy brief descriptions of past tours within the Historic Tours section of the site.