2016 Preservation Awards – Historic Landscape

The Historic Landscape Award recognizes and encourages the preservation, restoration and stewardship of historically significant landscapes in our nine-county region.

2016 Historic Landscape Award recipient - Hurd Orchards. Photo by Andy Olenick.

2016 Historic Landscape Award recipient – Hurd Orchards. Photo by Andy Olenick.

Hurd Orchards
17260 Ridge Road, Town of Murray, Orleans County

Established nearly 200 years ago, this historic farm is owned and operated by the seventh generation of the Hurd family. Located in northeast Orleans County, the large fruit and flower farm is a major agricultural operation in the region. While maintaining the historic agricultural character of the orchards, fields, and outbuildings, the family has also continued to operate their property as a working farm. Historic preservation of the property’s buildings has also been a priority for the Hurd family, who has rehabilitated a number of the 19th-century houses on the farm. In addition to agriculture, the family established “Hurd Orchards,” a farm market on Ridge Road that offers retail, wholesale, special events, and a catalogue business based on the seasonal fruit, flower and bakery products that originate on the farm.

The Landmark Society’s 2016 Annual Preservation Awards ceremony will take place on Sunday, November 13 at 3 PM in Rochester’s historic City Hall, the handsomely restored Richardsonian Romanesque landmark located downtown at 30 Church Street.

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