Rochester, NY Heritage Areas Photos

The architecture of Rochester, NY reflects its former wealth generated by several industries including Eastman Kodak and its position on the Erie Canal.

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Kodak Tower {1914 } & Brick Presbyterian Church. Rochester, NY.Kodak Tower. Rochester, NY.Kodak Tower crown & spire. Rochester, NY.Kodak Tower spire. Rochester, NY.
Kodak Tower {1914 } & Brick Presbyterian Church (1903). Rochester, NY.Kodak Tower (1914 & 1930) (19 floors) (343 State St.). Rochester, NY. Architect: Gordon & Kaelber + Howard Wright Cutler.Kodak Tower crown & spire. Rochester, NY.Kodak Tower spire. Rochester, NY.
High Falls industrial buildings with Kodak Tower beyond. Rochester, NY.High Falls industrial buildings with Kodak Tower. Rochester, NY.High Falls Business Center in repurposed industrial buildings. Rochester, NY.High Falls with Rochester skyline. Rochester, NY.
High Falls industrial buildings with Kodak Tower beyond. Rochester, NY.High Falls industrial buildings with Kodak Tower. Rochester, NY.High Falls Business Center in repurposed industrial buildings. Rochester, NY.High Falls with Rochester skyline. Rochester, NY.
High Falls of Rochester. Rochester, NY.Genesee River below High Falls. Rochester, NY.Genesee River trestle bridge with industrial buildings beyond. Rochester, NY.Genesee industrial buildings. Rochester, NY.
High Falls of Rochester. Rochester, NY.Genesee River below High Falls. Rochester, NY.Genesee River trestle bridge with industrial buildings beyond. Rochester, NY.Genesee industrial buildings. Rochester, NY.
High Falls Historic District commercial buildings. Rochester, NY.Rochester Water Works Old Holly Pump Station & Center at High Falls Historic District. Rochester, NY.Doorway detail of Rochester Water Works Old Holly Pump Station in High Falls Historic District. Rochester, NY.Rabbit on restaurant sign in High Falls Historic District. Rochester, NY.
High Falls Historic District commercial buildings. Rochester, NY.Rochester Water Works Old Holly Pump Station (1873) & Center at High Falls Historic District. Rochester, NY.Doorway detail of Rochester Water Works Old Holly Pump Station (1873) in High Falls Historic District. Rochester, NY.Rabbit on restaurant sign in High Falls Historic District. Rochester, NY.
Times Square Building. Rochester, NY.The Wings of Progress atop Times Square Building. Rochester, NY.Art Deco entrance of Times Square Building. Rochester, NY.Powers Building with observation tower. Rochester, NY.
Times Square Building (1930) (14 floors) (45 Exchange Blvd.) (16 Main St.). Rochester, NY. Style: Art Deco. Architect: Voorhees, Gmelin & Walker.The Wings of Progress atop Times Square Building. Rochester, NY.Art Deco entrance of Times Square Building. Rochester, NY.Powers Building (1869) (9 floors) with observation tower (1873). Rochester, NY. Style: Beaux Arts. Architect: Andrew Jackson Warner. On National Register.
Corner facade detail of Powers Building. Rochester, NY.Mansard roof facade detail of Powers Building. Rochester, NY.Powers Building mansard roof detail with observation tower built to keep tallest building in Rochester status. Rochester, NY.Powers Building facade details. Rochester, NY.
Corner facade detail of Powers Building. Rochester, NY.Mansard roof facade detail of Powers Building. Rochester, NY.Powers Building (1869) mansard roof detail with observation tower (1873) built to keep tallest building in Rochester status. Rochester, NY.Powers Building facade details. Rochester, NY.
Powers Building streetscape. Rochester, NY.Black glass Crossroads Building. Rochester, NY.Wilder Building. Rochester, NY.Facade detail of Wilder Building. Rochester, NY.
Powers Building streetscape. Rochester, NY.Black glass Crossroads Building (1969) (15 floors) (2 State St. at Main). Rochester, NY. Architect: Kahn & Jacobs.Wilder Building (1887) (1 E. Main St. at State). Rochester, NY. Style: Victorian Romanesque. Architect: Andrew Jackson Warner. On National Register.Facade detail of Wilder Building (1887) (1 E. Main St. at State). Rochester, NY.
Executive Building. Rochester, NY.City Place building with Terra Cotta facade. Rochester, NY.Monroe County Office Building. Rochester, NY.Facade of Monroe County Office Building with justice statue. Rochester, NY.
Executive Building (former Powers Hotel) (1890) (36 W Main St.). Rochester, NY. Architect: Andrew Jackson Warner.City Place building (1904) (8 floors) with Terra Cotta facade (50 West Main at Fitzhugh). Rochester, NY.Monroe County Office Building (former courthouse) (1894) (39 W. Main St.). Rochester, NY. Style: Italian Renaissance. Architect: J. Foster Warner.Facade of Monroe County Office Building (1894) with justice statue. Rochester, NY.
Pioneer School. Rochester, NY.Victorian Gothic facade of Pioneer School. Rochester, NY.St. Luke & St. Simon Cyrene Episcopal Church. Rochester, NY.Reynolds Arcade. Rochester, NY.
Pioneer School (1873) (13 S Fitzhugh St.). Rochester, NY. Style: Victorian Gothic.Victorian Gothic facade of Pioneer School (1873). Rochester, NY.St. Luke & St. Simon Cyrene Episcopal Church (1824) (17 S. Fitzhugh St.). Rochester, NY. Style: Gothic Revival. Architect: Josiah Brady. On National Register.Reynolds Arcade (1932) (16 E Main St.). Rochester, NY. Style: Art Deco. Architect: Gordon & Kaelber.
Art Deco facade of Reynolds Arcade. Rochester, NY.Art Deco facade details of Reynolds Arcade. Rochester, NY.First Federal Plaza with revolving restaurant. Rochester, NY.Core skyline of Rochester. Rochester, NY.
Art Deco facade of Reynolds Arcade (1932) (16 E Main St.). Rochester, NY.Art Deco facade details of Reynolds Arcade (1932) (16 E Main St.). Rochester, NY.First Federal Plaza (1976) (21 floors) (28 E. Main St.) with revolving restaurant. Rochester, NY. Architect: Corgan, Balestiere & Leaper.Core skyline of Rochester. Rochester, NY.
Rochester's Mercury Statue by Guernsey Mitchell formerly atop tobacco factory, remounted on Aqueduct Building. Rochester, NY.Modern buildings along Genesee River. Rochester, NY.Rochester Riverside Convention Center over Genesee River at Main St. Bridge. Rochester, NY.Granite department store building. Rochester, NY.
Rochester's Mercury Statue (1881) by Guernsey Mitchell formerly atop tobacco factory, remounted on Aqueduct Building (1973). Rochester, NY.Modern buildings along Genesee River. Rochester, NY.Rochester Riverside Convention Center (1985) over Genesee River at Main St. Bridge. Rochester, NY. Architect: James Stewart Polshek.Granite department store building (1893) (12 floors) (130 E Main St.). Rochester, NY. Style: Renaissance Revival. Architect: J. Foster Warner. On National Register.
Corner detail of Granite Building city's first skeletal steel skyscraper. Rochester, NY.Granite Building doorway details. Rochester, NY.Sibley's department store building with clock tower. Rochester, NY.Clock tower of Sibley's department store building. Rochester, NY.
Corner detail of Granite Building (1893) city's first skeletal steel skyscraper. Rochester, NY.Granite Building doorway details. Rochester, NY.Sibley's department store building with clock tower (1905) (228 East Main St.). Rochester, NY. Style: Chicago Styoe. Architect: J. Foster Warner. On National Register.Clock tower of Sibley's department store building (1905) (228 East Main St.). Rochester, NY.
Sibley Tower. Rochester, NY.Stainless steel Liberty Pole by James H. Johnson before Sibley Tower. Rochester, NY.Temple Building. Rochester, NY.Charter One Bank. Rochester, NY.
Sibley Tower (1911 & 26) (25 Franklin St.). Rochester, NY. Style: Chicago Styoe. Architect: J. Foster Warner. On National Register.Stainless steel Liberty Pole (1965) (190 foot) by James H. Johnson before Sibley Tower. Rochester, NY.Temple Building (1925) (14 floors) (Liberty Pole Plaza). Rochester, NY. Style: Neo-Gothic skyscraper. Architect: Gordon & Kaelber + Carl R. Traver.Charter One Bank (now Rochester Savings Bank) (1929) (40 Franklin St.). Rochester, NY. Style: 20th-century Byzantine. Architect: McKim, Mead & White + J. Foster Warner. On National Register.
Portal with copper door surround of Rochester Savings Bank. Rochester, NY.Copper door surround detail of Rochester Savings Bank building. Rochester, NY.Clock tower of St. Joseph's Church. Rochester, NY.St. Joseph's Church. Rochester, NY.
Portal with copper door surround of Rochester Savings Bank (1929) (40 Franklin St.). Rochester, NY.Copper door surround detail of Rochester Savings Bank building. Rochester, NY.Clock tower (1909) of St. Joseph's Church (108 Franklin St.). Rochester, NY.St. Joseph's Church (1846 + clock tower 1909) (108 Franklin St.). Rochester, NY. Architect: Jones & Nevins; then Joseph Oberlies. On National Register.
The Metropolitan. Rochester, NY.Modern crown of The Metropolitan skyscraper. Rochester, NY.The Metropolitan facade. Rochester, NY.Five Star Bank Plaza. Rochester, NY.
The Metropolitan (formerly Chase Tower & Lincoln First Bank) (1973) (27 floors) (1 S Clinton Ave.). Rochester, NY. Architect: John Graham & Co..Modern crown of The Metropolitan skyscraper. Rochester, NY.The Metropolitan facade. Rochester, NY.Five Star Bank Plaza (former One HSBC Plaza & Marine Midland Plaza) (1970) (21 floors) (100 Chestnut St.). Rochester, NY. Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill.
Clinton Square Building. Rochester, NY.Tower 280 with projecting row of windows over black Xerox building. Rochester, NY.Xerox Tower. Rochester, NY.Legacy & Xerox Towers. Rochester, NY.
Clinton Square Building (1990) (Broad St.). Rochester, NY.Tower 280 (former Midtown Tower) (1962) (280 E Broad St.) with projecting row of windows over black Xerox building. Rochester, NY.Xerox Tower (1968) (30 floors) (100 S Clinton Ave.). Rochester, NY. Architect: Welton Becket & Assoc..Legacy & Xerox Towers. Rochester, NY.
Genesee Passage steel sculpture by Albert Paley at Legacy Tower. Rochester, NY.Legacy Tower with Wintergarden Cafe glass structure. Rochester, NY.Wintergarden Cafe glass structure at Legacy Tower. Rochester, NY.Rooftop crown atop Legacy Tower. Rochester, NY.
Genesee Passage steel sculpture (1996) by Albert Paley at Legacy (former Bausch & Lomb) Tower. Rochester, NY.Legacy Tower (former Bausch & Lomb Place) (1995) (20 floors) with Wintergarden Cafe glass structure. Rochester, NY. Architect: Fox & Fowle Architects.Wintergarden Cafe glass structure at Legacy Tower. Rochester, NY.Rooftop crown atop Legacy Tower. Rochester, NY.
First Universalist Church. Rochester, NY.Romanesque brickwork of First Universalist Church. Rochester, NY.Octagonal dome of First Universalist Church. Rochester, NY.Tile representing winged bull of St. Luke on First Universalist Church. Rochester, NY.
First Universalist Church (1907) (150 S Clinton Ave.). Rochester, NY. Style: Romanesque Revival. Architect: Claude Fayette Bragdon. On National Register.Romanesque brickwork of First Universalist Church. Rochester, NY.Octagonal dome of First Universalist Church. Rochester, NY.Tile representing winged bull of St. Luke on First Universalist Church. Rochester, NY.
Frontier's building on Washington Square. Rochester, NY.Soldiers' & Sailors' Civil War Monument before Frontier building on Washington Square designed by Frederick Law Olmsted. Rochester, NY.Soldiers' & Sailors' Civil War Monument by Leonard W. Volk on Washington Square. Rochester, NY.Infantry soldier bronze sculpture by Leonard W. Volk at Soldiers' & Sailors' Civil War Monument. Rochester, NY.
Frontier's (former Rochester Telephone) building on Washington Square. Rochester, NY.Soldiers' & Sailors' Civil War Monument before Frontier building on Washington Square designed by Frederick Law Olmsted. Rochester, NY.Soldiers' & Sailors' Civil War Monument (1892) by Leonard W. Volk on Washington Square. Rochester, NY.Infantry soldier bronze sculpture (1892) by Leonard W. Volk at Soldiers' & Sailors' Civil War Monument. Rochester, NY.
Sailor bronze sculpture by Leonard W. Volk at Soldiers' & Sailors' Civil War Monument. Rochester, NY.Cannoneer bronze sculpture by Leonard W. Volk at Soldiers' & Sailors' Civil War Monument. Rochester, NY.Officer in great coat bronze sculpture by Leonard W. Volk at Soldiers' & Sailors' Civil War Monument. Rochester, NY.Sailor bronze sculpture by Leonard W. Volk at Soldiers' & Sailors' Civil War Monument. Rochester, NY.
Sailor bronze sculpture (1892) by Leonard W. Volk at Soldiers' & Sailors' Civil War Monument. Rochester, NY.Cannoneer bronze sculpture (1892) by Leonard W. Volk at Soldiers' & Sailors' Civil War Monument. Rochester, NY.Officer in great coat bronze sculpture (1892) by Leonard W. Volk at Soldiers' & Sailors' Civil War Monument. Rochester, NY.Sailor bronze sculpture (1892) by Leonard W. Volk at Soldiers' & Sailors' Civil War Monument. Rochester, NY.
Bronze panel of canons being fired at Soldiers' & Sailors' Civil War Monument. Rochester, NY.Bronze panel of battle of Monitor & Merrimack at Soldiers' & Sailors' Civil War Monument. Rochester, NY.Bronze panel of battle at Soldiers' & Sailors' Civil War Monument. Rochester, NY.Bronze panel of Lee's surrender to Grant at Soldiers' & Sailors' Civil War Monument. Rochester, NY.
Bronze panel of canons being fired at Soldiers' & Sailors' Civil War Monument. Rochester, NY.Bronze panel of battle of Monitor & Merrimack at Soldiers' & Sailors' Civil War Monument. Rochester, NY.Bronze panel of battle at Soldiers' & Sailors' Civil War Monument. Rochester, NY.Bronze panel of Lee's surrender to Grant at Soldiers' & Sailors' Civil War Monument. Rochester, NY.
St. Mary's Church with spire added on Washington Square. Rochester, NY.Portal of Rochester's St. Mary's Church. Rochester, NY.Plaque marking world's first photographic film made in 1889 by George Eastman. Rochester, NY.Rundel Memorial Building of Rochester Public Library. Rochester, NY.
St. Mary's Church (1855) with spire added (1939) on Washington Square. Rochester, NY. On National Register.Portal of Rochester's St. Mary's Church (1855). Rochester, NY.Plaque marking world's first photographic film made in 1889 by George Eastman. Rochester, NY.Rundel Memorial Building (1934) of Rochester Public Library (115 South Ave.). Rochester, NY. Style: Beaux Arts, Art Deco. Architect: Gordon & Kaelber. On National Register.
Central Library addition of Rochester Public Library. Rochester, NY.Rochester Community War Memorial arena. Rochester, NY.Colorful exterior architecture at The Strong National Museum of Play. Rochester, NY.Susan B. Anthony House. Rochester, NY.
Central Library addition (1999) of Rochester Public Library. Rochester, NY.Rochester Community War Memorial arena (1955 & renovated 1998) (100 Exchange Blvd.). Rochester, NY. Architect: Leonard A. Waasdorp.Colorful exterior architecture at The Strong National Museum of Play. Rochester, NY. Susan B. Anthony House (1859) (17 Madison St.). Rochester, NY.
Eastman House. Rochester, NY.Queen Anne style house. Rochester, NY.263 S. Plymouth Ave. in Historic Corn Hill district. Rochester, NY.275 S. Plymouth Ave. in Historic Corn Hill district. Rochester, NY.
Eastman House (1905) (900 East Ave, Rochester, NY). Rochester, NY. Style: Georgian Revival. Architect: J. Foster Warner. On National Register. Queen Anne style house (1900) (192 N Goodman St.). Rochester, NY.263 S. Plymouth Ave. (1880) in Historic Corn Hill district. Rochester, NY.275 S. Plymouth Ave. in Historic Corn Hill district. Rochester, NY.
291 S. Plymouth Ave. in Historic Corn Hill district. Rochester, NY.Gothic revival style heritage house in Historic Corn Hill district. Rochester, NY.Corn Hill heritage houses. Rochester, NY.Federal style heritage house. Rochester, NY.
291 S. Plymouth Ave. (1880) in Historic Corn Hill district. Rochester, NY.Gothic revival style heritage house in Historic Corn Hill district. Rochester, NY.Corn Hill heritage houses (1886 &1870) (86 & 84 Adams St.). Rochester, NY.Federal style heritage house (1832) (98 Adams St.). Rochester, NY.
Federal style heritage house. Rochester, NY.Italianate style heritage house. Rochester, NY.Front door detail of Italianate style heritage house. Rochester, NY.Italianate style heritage house & Eastlake Queen Anne house. Rochester, NY.
Federal style heritage house (1830) (102 Adams St.). Rochester, NY.Italianate style heritage house (1866) (97 Adams St.). Rochester, NY.Front door detail of Italianate style heritage house (1866) (97 Adams St.). Rochester, NY.Italianate style heritage house (1866) (97 Adams St.) & Eastlake Queen Anne house (1888) (101 Adams St.). Rochester, NY.
Eastlake Queen Anne house. Rochester, NY.Gothic revival style heritage house. Rochester, NY.Queen Anne style house. Rochester, NY.Gothic revival style heritage house. Rochester, NY.
Eastlake Queen Anne house (1888) (101 Adams St.). Rochester, NY.Gothic revival style heritage house (1870) (107 Adams St.). Rochester, NY.Queen Anne style house (1890) (79 Atkinson St.). Rochester, NY.Gothic revival style heritage house (1860) (42 Atkinson St.). Rochester, NY.
Gothic revival style heritage house. Rochester, NY.Italianate style heritage house. Rochester, NY.Italianate style heritage house. Rochester, NY.Federal style heritage house. Rochester, NY.
Gothic revival style heritage house (1835) (35 Atkinson St.). Rochester, NY.Italianate style heritage house (1860) (20 Atkinson St.). Rochester, NY.Italianate style heritage house (1860) (20 Atkinson St.). Rochester, NY.Federal style heritage house (1835) (21 Atkinson St.). Rochester, NY.
Stone heritage house converted carriage house. Rochester, NY.Heritage house corner Atkinson St. at S. Plymouth Ave. Rochester, NY.Erie Canal scene in winter at Schoen Place, Pittsford. Rochester, NY.Row of renovated heritage commercial buildings along Erie Canal at Schoen Place, Pittsford. Rochester, NY.
Stone heritage house converted carriage house (9 Atkinson St.). Rochester, NY.Heritage house corner Atkinson St. at S. Plymouth Ave. Rochester, NY.Erie Canal scene in winter at Schoen Place, Pittsford. Rochester, NY.Row of renovated heritage commercial buildings along Erie Canal at Schoen Place, Pittsford. Rochester, NY.
Pittsford Flour Mill on Erie Canal at Schoen Place, Pittsford. Rochester, NY.Heritage cast iron trestle bridge over Erie Canal at Schoen Place, Pittsford. Rochester, NY.Rush Rhees Library topped by neoclassical Hopeman Memorial Carillon tower at University of Rochester. Rochester, NY.Neoclassical Hopeman Memorial Carillon tower atop Rush Rhees Library at University of Rochester. Rochester, NY.
Pittsford Flour Mill (1882) on Erie Canal at Schoen Place, Pittsford. Rochester, NY.Heritage cast iron trestle bridge over Erie Canal at Schoen Place, Pittsford. Rochester, NY.Rush Rhees Library (1927) topped by neoclassical Hopeman Memorial Carillon tower at University of Rochester. Rochester, NY.Neoclassical Hopeman Memorial Carillon tower atop Rush Rhees Library (1927) at University of Rochester. Rochester, NY.
Owl detail of Neoclassical Hopeman Memorial Carillon tower atop Rush Rhees Library at University of Rochester. Rochester, NY.Neoclassical Rush Rhees Library facade at University of Rochester. Rochester, NY.Neoclassical frieze detail of Rush Rhees Library facade at University of Rochester. Rochester, NY.Entrance door of Rush Rhees Library facade at University of Rochester. Rochester, NY.
Owl detail of Neoclassical Hopeman Memorial Carillon tower atop Rush Rhees Library (1927) at University of Rochester. Rochester, NY.Neoclassical Rush Rhees Library facade (1927) at University of Rochester. Rochester, NY.Neoclassical frieze detail of Rush Rhees Library facade (1927) at University of Rochester. Rochester, NY.Entrance door of Rush Rhees Library facade (1927) at University of Rochester. Rochester, NY.
Relief roundels showing Papyrus & Chiseling methods of writing on Rush Rhees Library facade at University of Rochester. Rochester, NY.Relief roundels showing writing & printing history on Rush Rhees Library facade at University of Rochester. Rochester, NY.Relief roundels showing lithography & typesetting history on Rush Rhees Library facade at University of Rochester. Rochester, NY.Relief roundels showing Polyhymnia & Thalia muses on Rush Rhees Library facade at University of Rochester. Rochester, NY.
Relief roundels showing Papyrus & Chiseling methods of writing on Rush Rhees Library facade (1927) at University of Rochester. Rochester, NY.Relief roundels showing writing & printing history on Rush Rhees Library facade (1927) at University of Rochester. Rochester, NY.Relief roundels showing lithography & typesetting history on Rush Rhees Library facade (1927) at University of Rochester. Rochester, NY.Relief roundels showing Polyhymnia & Thalia muses on Rush Rhees Library facade (1927) at University of Rochester. Rochester, NY.
Relief roundels showing Terpsichore & Euterpe muses on Rush Rhees Library facade at University of Rochester. Rochester, NY.Relief roundels showing Clio & Urania muses on Rush Rhees Library facade at University of Rochester. Rochester, NY.Quadrangle of University of Rochester with Rush Rhees Library. Rochester, NY.Lattimore Hall on Quadrangle of University of Rochester. Rochester, NY.
Relief roundels showing Terpsichore & Euterpe muses on Rush Rhees Library facade (1927) at University of Rochester. Rochester, NY.Relief roundels showing Clio & Urania muses on Rush Rhees Library facade (1927) at University of Rochester. Rochester, NY.Quadrangle of University of Rochester with Rush Rhees Library. Rochester, NY.Lattimore Hall on Quadrangle of University of Rochester. Rochester, NY.
Strong Hall on Quadrangle of University of Rochester. Rochester, NY.University of Rochester Interfaith Chapel on campus Quadrangle. Rochester, NY.

Strong Hall on Quadrangle of University of Rochester. Rochester, NY.University of Rochester Interfaith Chapel (1970s) on campus Quadrangle. Rochester, NY.


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