Sylvanus Lathrop House
28 Monroe Avenue

This elegant 2-story brick Federal style house was constructed in 1826 by early Pittsford entrepreneur, Sylvanus Lathrop. Distinctive elements of the house include elliptical gable end fan lights, carved stone lintels, and a highly detailed Federal style entrance with Ionic order entrance porch. Lathrop made a fortune as the general contractor responsible for construction of the local section of the Erie Canal. Several years after construction of the canal was completed, Lathrop moved further west to Ohio. The ample size, refined proportions, and sophisticated architectural detailing of this house are evidence of the prosperity brought to Pittsford by the opening of the Erie Canal. As a result of the economic boom brought by the canal, the village has been left with a legacy of many Federal style structures. Lathrop made a fortune as the general contractor responsible for construction of the local section of the Erie Canal. Several years after construction of the canal was completed, Lathrop moved further west to Ohio. The ample size, refined proportions, and sophisticated architectural detailing of this house are evidence of the prosperity brought to Pittsford by the opening of the Erie Canal. As a result of the economic boom brought by the canal, the village has been left with a legacy of many Federal style structures.

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