Notable landmarks include (from left to right): Phoenix Hotel (Phoenix Building), George Thomas Building (currently The Kitchen & Chandeliers Boutique) & Wiltsie & Crump Building

View from State Street, approaching Main Street, Pittsford, N.Y.
Circa 1910.

Formerly known as the town of Northfield, ​​​​Pittsford was settled in 1796 and incorporated in 1827. It was named by War of 1812 hero, Colonel Caleb Hopkins, after his birthtown of Pittsford, Vermont.

The Phoenix Building (originally the Phoenix Hotel), was a historic inn and tavern located at Pittsford in Monroe County, New York. Built around 1820, it once hosted stagecoach passengers, and passengers along the Erie Canal. Notable guests included, Erie Canal surveryor, DeWitt Clinton; French aristocrat and American Revolutionary War commanding officer, Marquis de Lafayette; United States Secretary of Stateman, Daniel Webster; and even members of New York City's weathly Vanderbilt family.
The building operated as a hotel until the 1950s.

In 1974, The Phoenix Building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Ten years later, the Pittsford Village Historic District was added to the list.


Present-day view would be from the State Street, click here.

State Street, Pittsford, N.Y.

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