Pittsford in Monroe County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Historic Schoen Place
The barns, sheds, and homes at the west end of Schoen Place were built in the 1870s to house the H.H. Cronk Lumberyard. In the 1880s, the Schoen Brothers bought the complex and began selling farm supplies and drying friut from local arms. In the early twentieth century they began selling coal to residential and commercial customers as well as canal tugboats. The large concrete and steel tower was built in the early 1920s to store coal in elevated bins and load trucks by gravity.
The Pittsford Flour Mill is one of Pittsford's most visible and well-known landmarks. Flour milling was conducted in Pittsford for nearly 150 years. The first mill was built about 1830 near the site of the current building.
The current structure was built in 1882. The mill was enlarged and a warehouse and silos added in the early twentieth century. The 130-foot-tall grain elevator dates from 1937. In 1953, Ted Zornow converted the complex for use as part of his grain and bean wholesale business which continued until 1996. The mill and silo were rehabilitated for office use between 2005 and 2009.
Erected by Erie Canalway Trail.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Erie Canal series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1824.
Location. 43° 5.455′ N, 77° 30.727′ W. Marker is in Pittsford, New York, in Monroe County. Marker is on Schoen Place, 0.1 miles north of State Street (New York State Route 31), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 21 Schoen Place, Pittsford NY 14534, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The First House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); In Honor of All Pittsford Veterans (about Phoenix Hotel (about 800 feet away); Erie Canal (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pittsford Village (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cobblestone Academy (approx. 0.2 miles away); Auburn Line Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); District #1 (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pittsford.
Credits. This page was last revised on March 25, 2018. It was originally submitted on March 25, 2018, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 282 times since then and 70 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on March 25, 2018, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.