This is a listing of some of the Don Hershey homes in Rochester, 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.
124 Beckwith Terrace
1934 (begun in the fall of 1933)
First home designed by Don Hershey upon becoming a registered architect.
Thomas and Fay Hargrave
Redwood house (Louise & Norman Levy, 906 Meigs, later owners?)
Cost to build $10,700
142 Beckwith Terrace
Dr. Arnold H. Donovan
Brick house (Louise & Norman Levy, 906 Meigs, 2nd owners?)
Dr. A.H. Walker
Add & Alter plans (remodel house office)
3027 East River Road
N. Graebenstetter (Grabenstetter)
14623 zipcode, stone, radiant heat in floor & ceiling (copper tubing)
Waterfront Don Hershey architecture and the closest private residence to RIT. 2,036 sq. ft. .33 acres
Dr. G. Glaser (or Dr. Jerome Glazer?)
Hale Manor Garden Apartments
1071 Lake Ave, Rochester, NY
For Emil Muller, New 608 housing – apartments
Hershey worked with R.E. Van Alstyne on this project.
Blue Ribbon, USA Builders Chicago
Highland Avenue (and Council Rock Avenue)
1945 or 1949
Highland Manor Apartments
905 A South Avenue, Rochester NY 14620 or Mt. Hope
574 Melville Street
New brick house off North Street (per Hershey’s notes). Actually a house off Culver (aka North St in the day). It has vertically arranged glass bricks next to the front door and corner windows. Back area is probably an addition later on. There was a 1940 D&C article about Julius Morrison being mugged while driving his grocery store truck — it listed his address as 572 Melville (today, 574 Melville). Julius Morrison, who owned a grocery store on Main St., lived at this address. There is a 1939 Rochester Daily Record building permit listing for Mr. Morrison, and it has Don C. Hershey as the architect.
24 Menlo Place
Gretchen L. Dietzen
Off Mt Hope. Original owner, Gretchen Diietzen, was a secretary with the city Home Bureau.