“As the daughters of the late Bob (and Jane) Hershey, eldest son of Don Hershey, we were so surprised and proud to find our grandfather memorialized with his own website! We were born and raised in a Don Hershey original home at 1807 Clark Road in Penfield. The “Hershey Girls” loved the house our Grandpa designed and built for us with its classic open floor plan, beamed cathedral ceilings, sunken living room and wall of trapezoid windows which brought the outside in.
Whenever the Hershey family gathered in one of our uncles’ homes in the Rochester area or at our grandparents’ home on Landing Road South in Brighton, we were greeted with the same contemporary floor plans and warm finishes for which a Hershey home is legendary. Naturally we thought all homes were built this way! Only when we visited our friends’ homes and moved to other parts of the country did we realize what a unique piece of artwork a Hershey home is.
We are pleased to know that others have found owning a Hershey Home is just as special for them as it was for us. The more than 500 homes our Grandpa Hershey left behind are truly an amazing tribute to the creative man he was and his life’s passion.”
With Heartfelt Gratitude,
Lynda Hershey Spalding, Christina Hershey Katsarsky & Karen Hershey Morrell
Update Oct. 15, 2014: I just heard again from Don’s granddaughter, Tina. She grew up in 1807 Clark Road (Bob Hershey was her father) and they sold the home in 1985 to the Brandts. She just told me that the Brandts recently sold this home in 6 hours for asking price!
(Click on the thumbnails for enlargements. First 4 photos were provided by Don’s granddaughters and are older. Last group are from the current real estate listing.)
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Thanks very much for dropping by today to view your childhood home. My wife, Enith, and I have enjoyed living here for 29 years, since we purchased the house from your parents, Bob and Jane. The timing of your visit was fortuitous since we are moving in about 6 weeks and plan to put the house on the market. It meant a lot to us that you felt that the changes that we have made over the years were in keeping with the spirit of your grandfather’s design and enhanced the feel of the house. When we moved to Rochester in 1978, there were very few houses that had the “open concept” design used by Don so we were pleasantly surprised when we found your house. We can only hope that the next owners will be as happy in the house as we have been.
Steve and Enith Brandt
I just heard from Don’s granddaughter, Tina. She grew up in 1807 Clark Road (Bob Hershey was her father) and they sold the home in 1985 to the Brandts. She just told me that the Brandts recently sold this home in 6 hours for asking price!