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Pittsford in Monroe County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Historic Schoen Place

 
 
Historic Schoen Place Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, March 22, 2018
1. Historic Schoen Place Marker
Inscription. Through much of Pittsford's history, farming and agriculture related businesses dominated the local economy. The completion of the Erie Canal in 1824 led to a local commercial boom including the construction of wharves and warehouses along the village's south canal bank. The 1834 arrival of the Rochester & Auburn railroad line and the re-alignments of the canal in the 1850s and again after 1910 resulted in the gradual relocation of most village industries to Schoen Place along the canal's north bank. The renewed interest in the canal that began in the 1970s resulted in the conversion of the old mills, barns and silos into the shops and restaurants existing today.

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
Historic Schoen Place Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, March 22, 2018
2. Historic Schoen Place Marker
View is southward towards the NY route 31 bridge over the Erie Canal.
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.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Erie Canal marker series.
 
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.
 
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 700 feet away); Phoenix Hotel (about 800 feet away); Erie Canal (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pittsford Village
Historic Schoen Place Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, March 22, 2018
3. Historic Schoen Place Marker
View is northward towards the Pittsford Flour Mill, with the grain elevator behind it.
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Cobblestone Academy (approx. 0.2 miles away); District #1 (approx. 1.1 miles away); Cartersville (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pittsford.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels
 
Pittsford Four Mill image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, March 22, 2018
4. Pittsford Four Mill
The Grain Elevator image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, March 22, 2018
5. The Grain Elevator
Pittsford Four Mill & Grain Elevator image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, March 22, 2018
6. Pittsford Four Mill & Grain Elevator
View from across the canal.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 25, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 25, 2018, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 59 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on March 25, 2018, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.
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