Cobblestone Quest Road Tours of New Yorkand39;s Historic Buildings  by Rich & Sue Freeman

Cobblestone Quest: Road Tours of New York's Historic Buildings Guide Book

by Rich & Sue Freeman (Footprint Press)
Cobblestone Quest Road Tours of New Yorkand39;s Historic Buildings  by Rich & Sue Freeman
This book contains 17 self-guided tours for observing the history and diversity of unique cobblestone buildings. Historical Secrets Revealed: learn why, during a mere 35-year span in the middle of the 19th century, approximately 700 cobblestone structures were erected within a 65-mile radius of Rochester, New York, and no where else. Many have endured the test of time and stand today as monuments to human ingenuity in using available resources. Learn about this creative building technique and about the lives of the early pioneers who developed it. Go See For Yourself: on the tours you’ll view a diversity of cobblestone buildings, including homes, farmhouses, barns, stagecoach taverns, smokehouses, stores, churches, schools, factories, and more. Each cobblestone building is a unique work of folk art, created by local craftsmen. Enjoy the tours by car, motorcycle or bicycle.

© 2005 Rich and Sue Freeman/Footprint Press. All Rights Reserved.

Trails from the "Cobblestone Quest: Road Tours of New York's Historic Buildings" Guide Book
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From a simple Quaker meeting house, to large fancy homes, this tour highlights a diversity of cobblestone buildings. Being far from Lake Ontario, they were all built using field cobblestones. The abov ...
Churchville, NY - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 50
This is an excerpt from the book "Cobblestone Quest: Road Tours of New York's Historic Buildings." The chapter details a driving tour of 12 buildings constructed in the unique cobblestone style and in ...
Geneseo, NY - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 72
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This route offers beautiful scenery on country roads between two Finger Lakes, as well as a diversity of cobblestone construction to admire. The above description is an excerpt from the book "Cobblest ...
Geneva, NY - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 83
Ridge Road opened in 1809 and became a principle east-west stagecoach route following the ridge created by the shoreline of a prehistoric lake, called Lake Iroquois. Houses along Ridge Road were built ...
Hilton, NY - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 55
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A great diversity of architectural styles and unique cobblestone features await you on this tour. The above description is an excerpt from the book "Cobblestone Quest: Road Tours of New York's Histori ...
Phelps, NY - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 44
On this tour, watch for the creativity of a local mason who did not like to emphasize the horizontal mortar joints. Instead he placed cobbles in horizontal rows but formed a concave depression around ...
Albion, NY - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 64
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Step back in history to pioneer days on this tour. The people who built these cobblestone homes migrated here as settlers, and lived in log cabins before becoming prosperous enough to build their cobb ...
Elba, NY - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 52
On this tour, you’ll be able to get out of your vehicle and get a close-up look at churches, a house that’s now a museum, and a schoolhouse. The above description is an excerpt from the book "Cobblest ...
Lockport, NY - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 63
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On this tour you’ll find several examples of cobblestone houses in the Greek Revival style, with belly windows, and an unusual lintel design called the “Holland hat” effect. The above description is a ...
Lockport, NY - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 22
On this route you'll see some basic cobblestone homes. They're not as ornate as ones found on other routes, but a common feature will be cut limestone lintels set on edge over the windows. The above d ...
Palmyra, NY - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 45
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This is an excerpt from the book "Cobblestone Quest: Road Tours of New York's Historic Buildings." The chapter details a driving tour of 22 buildings constructed in the unique cobblestone style and in ...
Pittsford, NY - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 57
As a result of to their proximity to Lake Ontario, the majority of the houses on this route utilized small, red, lake-washed cobbles. Watch for the effect of a creative mason who alternated bands of r ...
Sodus, NY - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 36
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Follow this tour through the fields of glacial drumlins and you'll understand why most of the cobblestone homes in this area were built using field cobblestones. The above description is an excerpt fr ...
Lyons, NY - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 47
On this tour you’ll find some very early cobblestone construction and the only 3-story cobblestone building in the U.S. The above description is an excerpt from the book "Cobblestone Quest: Road Tours ...
Batavia, NY - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 69
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On this tour you’ll see good examples of houses built with finely matched, lake-washed cobblestones, contrasted with field cobblestone houses, and even some striped houses. The above description is an ...
Webster, NY - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 50
On this tour you’ll visit two cemeteries (in addition to many houses), each with a different cobblestone structure. One is a tall obelisk tombstone, the other is a burial vault. The above description ...
Weedsport, NY - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 53
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You know you're physically near Lake Ontario when you see the multitude of tiny, red, uniform cobbles used to build these homes. It's a sight repeated throughout this northern route because the builde ...
Williamson, NY - Scenic Drives - Trail Length: 38
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