Pioneer-Era Farm Homes of Rochester and Rochester Hills, Michigan
The village of Rochester was the economic hub of the thriving agricultural community in the surrounding Avon Township (today's Rochester Hills). Several of Avon's pioneer farmhouses survive, including Greek Revival and early Victorian examples. On this tour you will see the homes of those who tamed a wilderness and built a community. The oldest examples of these homes date from the 1840s, when the area had only a few hundred inhabitants and few improved roads.