Photo courtesy Richard Margolis
Former Rochester Brewing Company Complex
38-42 Cliff St.
City of Rochester, Monroe County
With a dramatic site overlooking the Genesee River gorge, the former Rochester Brewing Company buildings comprise one of a few surviving 19th century brewery complexes in the city. Located one block east of Lake Avenue, the original brewery complex included nearly a dozen buildings. In 1985, a massive fire destroyed the northern half of this complex. Today, the distinctive Italianate-style office and south brewery buildings survive, offering a major redevelopment opportunity in this unique location.