The LNB Farmington construction would not be possible without the collaboration of many individuals and organizations. From our Farmington Advisory Board (consisting of local business leaders) helping to guide our decisions to the team of local contractors working tirelessly, and local historians helping support our unique plan to preserve history, we chose to partner with the best because that is what Farmington deserves.
And we would like to thank the town's officials and public service workers, without whom our new branch would not be possible.
From left to right: Dale Hunt, President, Hunt Properties; Megan Larmouth Avila, Communications Director, New Energy Works and Pioneer Works; Tyler Wolk, President, Rochester Insulated Glass; John Garvey, retired Ontario County Administrator; Barb Cole, Finance Director, Town of Victor; Tom Ewing, Owner, Ewing Graphics, Inc.
When LNB opens a new location, we commit to doing it right. As a people-first, community-focused bank, we formed an Advisory Board, comprised of members who know and love Farmington. Their guidance and input helped to provide direction for the new build and will continue to guide operations in the future.
In creating LNB’s first full-service office in Farmington, we have preserved the historic Hathaway House, partnered with community businesses and leaders, and shown how a business can be built by and for a community. While so much can be learned from generations past, what we are building is truly a celebration of Farmington and a sign of our commitment to and appreciation of the community.
The Hathaway House, Early 2020
We knew that the site of the new LNB Farmington branch truly was a unique piece of history. The Hathaway House, located at 1423 Hathaway Drive, is a landmark dating back to the 1790s, the oldest house in Farmington and second-oldest in Ontario County. In preserving the Hathaway House our team took great care in ensuring original timbers were saved and reused, and the unique charm of the house was saved for generations to come.
In the fall of 2019 preservation of the house began. Great care was given to preserving materials and reinforcing the existing house to ensure it would last for generations to come.
Pictured above, a New Energy Works craftsperson preps timbers for the build. Original materials were used wherever possible, while new timbers were used in construction of the barn.
The crew from New Energy Works erects a barn alongside the house.
LNB was pleased to work with local businesses like New Energy Works and Mossien Archtiects to complete design and construction of the new branch. Preserving the house and integrating it into the new build was a unique challenge. Teaming with local businesses that could preserve the historic timber and ensure the build stays true to its history was imperative. And while the red barn that contains the branch may be new, the building process used by New Energy Works is rooted in history. At LNB, we are committed to working with, and supporting, local businesses.