Irondequoit, NY

This is a listing of some of the Don Hershey homes in Irondequoit, NY. It includes information such as the year it was built, the name of the original owner and other descriptive information. In some instances, there is a link to photos of the home. Just click on the “Photos” link for that home. This is a work in progress so by no means a complete listing. If you know of other homes that belong on this list, please comment here.

170 Avondale Street
Ray Godfrey
Designed by Don Hershey, Medina stone all around, with upper story knotty cedar, 4-level ranch home over 2800 sq. ft. of living area; screened adjoining porch, knotty pine kitchen, dining room with 12 ft circular panoramic window, circular stairway, etc.

190 Bellehurst Drive
Richard Young
Builder was Louis Schoen. Included steel windows.

Creekdale Terrace (Creek Street?)
John Johnville

134 Glen Haven
On 1.6 acres

182 Glen Haven
On 2.6 acres
Confirmed by owner of 137 Glen Haven (in a comment) as to being a Hershey.

103 Glenview Lane
Richard S. Manchee

137 Glenview Lane
Confirmed by current owner (in a comment) as to being a Hershey.

168 Harvington Drive
Joseph Gail Stampfli, Ph.D.

115  Huntington Hills South
Leo  and Claire Pfeiffer
Forced air heat (Leo didn’t want to go with that the radiant heat that other Huntington Hills South homes were getting), wood exterior
View photos

145 Huntington Hills South
Clarence and Dotty Maier
Radiant heat, concrete block
View photos
View the Clarence Meier memorial page with early photos of the home

148 Huntington Hills South
John Eagle
Radiant heat, concrete block
View photos
View Model of House

175  Huntington Hills South
Robert Kahse followed by Mix (Kahse moved to California before house was complete. Mix moved in as first occupant. Mix altered a number of things – eliminated glass block around the front door, eliminated a door on the west side of the house, used sandstone for the chimney complex instead of some other stone.)
Radiant heat, concrete block
Photos and more information

Kindlewood Lane
Richard Klingbiel

Long Meadow
Byron Morgan
New house/office

63 Mt. Airy Drive
Alfred Bolger

138 Mt. Airy Drive
Harry Freeman
Stone house

164 Mt. Airy Drive
Wallace J. (Bud) Wolfe, Jr.
4 stories on ravine, concrete and steel, indoor pool overlooking ravine
See featured article about this home and current photos.

414 Mt. Airy Drive

Home in valley near Pinegrove?

221 Rock Beach Road
James Evelyn McVittie
Medina stone with round section. Scott, son of the McVitties, wrote: “My father met Mr. Hershey at Cornell at the beginning of the Great Depression. I have a number of photography and 16mm films of the home’s exterior and interior. Solid? Oh was that house sold and resolute.”
Photos and more information

St. Paul Boulevard
Myrtle and Gertrude (the sisters’ last name unknown but Myrtle and Gertrude are the current owner’s aunts’ names)

602 Van Voorhis Drive
Robert Kewin

80 Wisner Road
Glenn and Norma Mentch
Black house on Wisner Road just at turn for Huntington Hills South.
Hershey designed this home on Wisner for Glenn and Norma Mentch and later designed the amazing Wing House at 174 Golf Avenue in Pittsford for the Mentch family’s move to Pittsford in 1951.

16 Replies to “Irondequoit, NY”

  1. My husband, kids and I live at 63 Mount Airy Drive, in a Don Hershey home listed above. Our neighbor, Maureen Church, informed us about this website…love it! Thank you for building and supporting this great community of homeowners.

  2. You build a home at 221 Rock Beach Road in West Irondequoit for my parents, Jim and Evelyn McVittie. My father met Mr. Hershey at Cornell at the beginning of the Great Depression.
    I have a number of photography and 16mm films of the home’s exterior and interior. Solid? Oh was that house sold and resolute.

    Scott McVittie, Ed.D.
    119 Peyton Place
    Arlington, TX 46010
    956 778 3593 (cell)

    1. Scott, So glad to hear from you. I didn’t have an exact address for the house, just the street. And so interesting that your dad knew Hershey from Cornell! I would love to add photos if you have some you’d like to share. Thanks, Peggi

      1. Yes, and I apologize for taking so long to get back at you. Simply take Google Earth, load it with 221 Rock Beach Road. Eaton Road flanked to the north while Oaklawn Drive was to the south.

        I was a wonderful if not a little idiosyntric from time to time.

    2. As I wrote back in 2014 my parents, Janes L. McVittie, Cornell U where my father met Mr. Hershey., and my mother, Evelyn Ruth Cooper McVittie. My father’s father was head of the New York State Railway Commission that owned the land at the mouth of the Irondequoit Bay and Lake Ontario. Mr. George Long owned the land upward on Colvery (Culver?) Road overlooking the bay. When the idea came along to widen that channel my paternal grandfather was given the authorization to sell the land that is now known as “Sea Breeze and where Mr. George Long intended to build a family oriented recreation park which became “Sea Breeze.
      As I remember the Sea Breeze merry-go-round at Sea Breeze had many first: 1.All of the movement horses were hand carved by Mr. Long himself, 2. Mr. Long sculpted the panels covering the massive steam engine and it driving rods. It was worth the admission to just watch Mr. Long on a Sunday afternoon, while holding two large milkshakes stand with the merry-go-round approaching him and at the right moment he would simply stand up onto the apron of the ride and not spill a drop of soda or ice cream.
      Before the fire it was my understanding the Sea Breeze merry-go-round was the ninth largest leather strap driven such merry go round in the nation.

        1. The other merry-go-round at the northern end of Lave Avenue at Wiindsor Beach has yet another merry-go-round that six years ago when I returned to Rochester was thrilled that this merry-go-round had been rebuild with many if not virtually all of the carvings in tact and to write it, just like getting on the MGR of George Long’s to talk about the history was delightful. And no trip to Charlotte would be complete without a stop at Abbotts Ice cream parlor on the corner of Lake Avenue and Beach Avenue.

          The home my grandparents build at 109 Nunda Boulevard was a rather unique home. As an early electrical engineer my grandfather was all too familiar with gas and electric power sources, so upon marrying my grandmother, Pearl Lovejoy, who was a talented on her own as a teacher at the Old Rochester Normas School she admonished my grandfather to do two things to the home they were guilding: 1) If Fred wanted the house plumbed for electricity MY GRANDMOTHER asserted herself and insisted the house at 109 Nunda Boulevard would have natural gas plumbing as well. That is a matter of local records for verification. Also, My grandfather had the stairwell between the fir and second floor be widened to the uncharacteristic width of 46-49″ – so that two people could ascend and descend at the same time.. Oh, and it must be noted that the two car garage was also dual plumbed for gas AND electricity.

    1. Chris, We actually seriously considered buying this house when we were looking but are happy we didn’t. We love our Hershey! But it is cool inside. At the time we looked at it, it was very retro inside. I’m sure many changes have been made. But… it’s not a Hershey as far as I know.

  3. Roxanne, I don’t think 408 Mount Airy was designed by Don. The red house next door has a Hershey feel too but the owner confirmed that it isn’t

  4. Peggi, it was nice meeting you today while I was on my walk admiring the Hershey homes in your area and finding out you are the author of this website which I love so much! After you told me about 170 Avondale Road, I walked faster than I ever have to see if that was the house I’d been admiring for so long. YES, it WAS! I’ve walked by that house so many times and enjoyed it’s beauty, but I had no idea it was a Hershey home! It really stands out in that neighborhood among all the other ordinary-looking houses. It’s hard to see the full architecture since only the short end faces the road, so it’s not so obvious that it’s a Hershey house. But after looking more closely, it’s clear. Thank you for the tip!

    I also wanted to send you my little website which is not related to Don Hershey, but has information about Rochester historic buildings and the company that constructed many of them: “”. I’ve had a link to your site on mine for quite a while. Thanks, again!

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