Backenstose/Sand Hill Road


Backenstose-Sand Hill Road
(MAP) Sand Hill Road, Hershey, PA 17033

*** 2017 Preservation - Historic Building Award Winner *** 

Hocker family records indicates that this 2-story Brownstone home dates back to "somewhere around 1840" and was built by Martin Hocker's son, Jacob. The Hocker family's land holdings were said to incorporate the land west to what is now the Penn State Hershey Medical Center, north to the current Italian Lodge and east towards Campbelltowm. The property was purchased by the Backenstose family in 1954, and remains in the family with its current owner Amy Backenstose.