Don Hershey, Architect
Noted Mid-Century Modern Architect from Rochester, NY
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On a street with mostly ordinary houses this one really stands out as homey and livable. Love that big bowed window. I’m so happy to hear this one is a Hershey. Looks like someone put cedar shingles on the second story of the back of the house. Hershey would have had long horizontal cedar boards with a natural finish. Maybe the owners will restore it to its former glory someday.
My wife and I have owned the home at 170 Avondale for more than 30 years. Immediately, we removed some hideously overgrown yew shrubs that hid the structure and opened up the front porch to gain a second egress. Later, we built the front walk and used Medina stones to construct the front planters. Upper level ice dam damage was repaired and my brother Mark, who studied architecture at S.U. designed and built 18 inches of eave extension on the upper and 12 inches on the lower levels in the craftsman style. The massive chimney saved the house in 2017 when a windstorm blew the neighbor’s 60 foot arbor vitae onto it! WE love this house!
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