17 self-guided tours for observing the history and diversity of unique cobblestone buildings in Western New York State.
Historical Secrets Revealed:
Learn why, during a mere 35-year span in the middle of the 19th century, approximately 700 cobblestone structures were erected within a 65-mile radius of Rochester, New York, and no where else. Many have endured the test of time and stand today as monuments to human ingenuity in using available resources. Learn about this creative building technique and about the lives of the early pioneers who developed it.
Go See For Yourself:
On the tours you’ll view a diversity of cobblestone buildings, including homes, farmhouses, barns, stagecoach taverns, smokehouses, stores, churches, schools, factories, and more. Each cobblestone building is a unique work of folk art, created by local craftsmen.
Enjoy the tours by car, motorcycle or bicycle.
architecture, Civil War, driving tour, Erie Canal, historic building, history, Lake Ontario, New York State, old buildings, pioneer history, settlers, US history, Western New York
Published by Footprint Press, Inc. on 01-08-2005
Copyright © by Rich & Sue Freeman
ISBN-10: 1930480199 Standard Copyright License