Rochester Historic Resources Survey

The Rochester Historic Resources Survey is a project of the City of Rochester, carried out by a survey team comprised of The Landmark Society and Bero Architecture, PLLC. This multi-phased project began in 2016 and was completed in 2021.

The survey included all four quadrants of the city and documented architecturally and/or historically significant properties that were 50+ years old. As part of the survey process, the project team identified neighborhoods that are eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places and that, once listed, would be eligible for the NYS Historic Homeownership Rehabilitation Tax Credit program.

Each quadrant of the city was documented in a separate phase over the course of the 5-year project.

Final reports for each phase of the survey are coming soon!


What is a historic resources survey?

Surveying is the process of identifying and gathering data on historic buildings, sites, structures, and objects. It includes recording basic physical and historical information about a property and photographing it from the street or sidewalk.

Why are surveys important?

  • City and neighborhood planning tool
  • Documents a community’s development history
  • Identifies important and potentially at-risk older buildings
  • Helps establish priorities for investment
  • Identifies areas eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places (see the map posters for more info on this program!)

How does this project affect my house or business?

Your property may be in an area that is identified as potentially eligible for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places. Should you and/or your neighbors choose to pursue National Register listing, it can provide many benefits, including access to federal and state historic tax credit programs that can help you improve and preserve your property.

Fun FACTS about the project