Canandaigua in Ontario County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Peacock House/Aviary
This is the only remaining structure of the Aviary Complex. The full complex once consisted of five buildings with a large, dome-shaped flying cage.
Rare species from across the globe, like the Gray Java Sparrow, Yellow-bellied Bulbil, and the Indian Spur-winged Plover, pictured above, were housed at the aviary.
A male white peacock roams an enclosure of the aviary complex. These birds are not albinos but possess a genetic mutation called leucism, which causes the lack of pigment in the plumage.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Animals • Architecture. A significant historical year for this entry is 1902.
Location. 42° 54.014′ N, 77° 16.235′ W. Marker is in Canandaigua, New York, in Ontario County. Marker can be reached from Charlotte Street near Howell Street. Marker is on the grounds of Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Site. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 151 Charlotte Street, Canandaigua NY 14424, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old-Fashioned Garden (within shouting distance of this marker); Moonlight Garden (within shouting distance of this marker); Pansey Garden (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Blue & White Garden (about 300 feet away); Sonnenberg Gardens (about 400 feet away); Rock Garden (about 400 feet away); Japanese Garden & Tea House (about 600 feet away); Japanese Garden (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Canandaigua.
Regarding The Peacock House/Aviary. A white male peacock, as described on the marker, is stuffed and on display in the mansion.
Also see . . . Sonnenberg.org. A non-profit organization, Sonnenberg operates in cooperation with the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and relies solely on visitor admissions, memberships, donations, wine and gift center sales, and special events to preserve public access to the site. – Quoted from a printed self-guided tour provided upon admission. (Submitted on June 23, 2019, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 25, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 23, 2019, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 217 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 23, 2019, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.