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Historic Landscape Award: Victor Burial Ground

The Landmark Society’s 2012 Preservation Awards will be presented this year at a special event on Sunday, November 4 at 3:00 p.m. in Rochester’s historic City Hall, the spectacular Richardsonian Romanesque landmark located downtown at 30 Church Street. The Awards are given each year to individuals and organizations in our nine-county area who have made outstanding efforts in the preservation of their homes, historic properties, and landscapes. In anticipation of this week’s Awards Ceremony, over the next few days we’ll be featuring some of this year’s award winners.

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

Victor Burial Ground
Main Street, village of Victor, Ontario County.

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Located in the center of the village, behind the First Methodist Church, this historic cemetery is an attractive landmark today due to the efforts of local volunteers. Abandoned and in disrepair for many years, this burial place of some of the community’s most notable citizens was established with its first interment in 1810. It continued as an active cemetery into the 1940s. Restoration efforts began in 2004, coordinated by Town Historian, Babette Huber. Led by the newly formed Victor Village Cemetery Restoration & Preservation Committee, an inventory of the cemetery was completed and 800 burials identified. Broken headstones were repaired and missing stones were replaced. Research information about those interred here now fills over 500 file folders. This on-going  project was honored with a New York State Hugh Hastings Award for outstanding achievement in public history.

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Visit our Success Stories page to see all of the 2012 Preservation Award winners.

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