Preserving Our Heritage
The community has two government organizations that work to preserve our past through designation of landmarks and historical districts. The Village of Fairport and Town of Perinton each have commissions to implement preservation laws and protect, enhance and perpetuate landmarks and historic districts in Perinton. The groups often work with the NYS office to nominate properties for the National Register of Historic Places.
National Register of Historic Places
The Town of Perinton and the Village of Fairport have a number of properties listed on the National Register. There are seven individual properties and one historic district and two bridges as of 2020.
Richardson's Canal House - 1474 March Road Pittsford, NY 14534
First Baptist Church - 92 South Main Street Fairport, NY 14450
Wilbur House - 187 South Main Street Fairport, NY 14450
Green Lantern (Deland House) - 1 East Church Street, Fairport, NY 14450
Thomas Hulburt House - 106 Hulburt Road Fairport, NY 14450
Conant House - 30 West Street, Fairport NY 14450
Fairport Public Library (Museum) - 18 Perrin Street, Fairport NY 14450
Potter Historic District, West Church & Potter Place, Fairport NY 14450
The First Congregational United Church of Christ, 26 East Church Street, Fairport NY 14450
For more on the National Register of Historic Places.
Perinton Historic Architecture Commission
The Town’s Perinton Historic Architecture Commission was established in 1987. For more on the Town of Perinton landmarks and historic districts visit the Town of Perinton website.
Fairport Historic Preservation Commission
In the Village the preservation law was passed in 2007. Since the establishment of the Fairport Historic Preservation Commission, over 10 properties or structures have been designated landmarks. For more information on village landmarks and the Fairport Historic Preservation Commission.
Community Preservation Efforts
The Society recognizes that individuals, groups and organizations contribute to the preservation of our heritage as they restore and rescue Perinton structures and artifacts of the past. The restoration of several carriage houses in the village of Fairport are examples of this contribution that individuals have made to the community.
The Warners of 74 Roselawn Avenue and the Goods at 8 West Street both have recently restored their barns.
When Lance Warner looked at his barn at 74 Roselawn Avenue this past year he was undecided about trying to save the building. After all, it was over a 100 years old and not in the best shape. He decided to keep and restore the barn.
A few blocks over from the Warner house, Sandy and Ted Good at 8 West Street restored their carriage house as well. They too had been confronted with a 100 year old structure in need of major repair.
For more on these carriage house restorations.