Sonnenberg Gardens

New York Offices of Parks Recreation & Historical Preservation - Canandaigua, NY

In 1970, a group of local citizens formed The Friends of Sonnenberg with the intention of restoring the grand estate to its former splendor. In 1972, the group was given the 52 acres that now make up the Park. Through their efforts, the neglected gardens were slowly brought back to their former glory. The project consisted of numerous structural repairs to the existing mansion and surrounding structures which date back to the mid 1800s. The following items summarize the work that Beardsley provided the NYSOPRHP under a continuing service contract:

  • Accessible ramp
  • Southeast Porch & Staircase
  • Southwest Verandah
  • Porches
  • North Stair
  • Belvedere Pergola
  • Old Fashioned Pergola


The Firm provided full architectural, structural, civil, landscape architecture and construction administration services for the renovations on this project and coordinated all aspects of design with the NYSOPRHP to assure that any new construction remained consistent with that of the existing structure in both material and color.

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