The Historic Home Award is given to owners of private residences for their continued care of and commitment to the preservation of an architecturally significant house over a minimum of seven years.
1316 East Avenue Rochester, New York – Owners: Lewis & Kathy Parker
Located in Rochester’s East Avenue Preservation District, this handsome Tudor Revival style residence was designed in 1912 by architect Leon Stern for Samuel Weil, president of Michaels-Stern Clothing Company. From the 1920s to ‘70s, it was the home of Bausch & Lomb Co. executive, M. Herbert Eisenhart and his wife, Elsa. Over the past seven years, the Parkers have completed an extensive rehabilitation of the house, including numerous exterior repairs, restoration of interior details and materials, and the complete reconstruction of the 1920s Aeolian Co. pipe organ, which had been dismantled and stored in the house.