Lancaster, New York
Believed to be the oldest stone dwelling in Erie County, the ca. 1810 Warren Hull House is a rare surviving example of Federal-style architecture in the Niagara region of western New York. In 2010, EDR prepared a site concept development plan to guide the preservation and restoration of the historic landscape. Creating a window into the past through the use of time-period appropriate fence and road details, the placement of barns and smokehouses, orchards, trees, gardens, fields and cleared land, the newly restored landscape will enhance visitors experience and understanding of the history of the site. In addition, the restored landscape will provide an improved setting and context for site program activities including school programs, theme weekends, exhibitions, environmental protection programs, and other special events on the property.
The American Society of Landscape Architects recognized this project with a 2011 Merit Award of Achievement in Research, Historic Preservation, and Communication.