Our 2015 Preservation Awards are coming up on November 15th! Over the next two weeks, we’ll be previewing the winners for each category. First up is the Barber Conable Award, which recognizes a large-scale rehabilitation of a historic building in our region completed within the past two years. This includes buildings listed in the National Register of Historic Places and projects utilizing the Federal Investment Tax Credit Program.
Carriage Factory Apartments
33 Litchfield Street, City of Rochester
The Carriage Factory Apartments were originally built in 1908 as part of the Cunningham Carriage Company’s vast manufacturing complex. This industrial building has been rehabilitated into 71 loft- style, affordable apartments by the DePaul Properties, Inc. The world renowned Cunningham Company produced carriages, motor vehicles and plane motors in this building. After decades of vacancy, the building was acquired by DePaul Properties, Inc. Listed in the National and State Registers of Historic Places, the building was rehabilitated using the Federal Investment Tax Credit program. This $23.5 million project was designed by SWBR Architects, with Christa Construction as project contractor.
300 Alexander Street, City of Rochester
300 Alexander is a major project which features a former seminary dormitory rehabilitated into luxury apartments. Built in the 1870s as Trevor Hall for students at Rochester Theological Seminary, it continued its residential use through the early 20th century. In the 1940s, it was used as a barracks for World War II Army flying cadets. Acquired by Mark IV Enterprises, the Neoclassical style building has been rehabilitated into 58 luxury apartments. Listed in the National and State Registers of Historic Places, 300 Alexander was rehabilitated using the Federal Investment Tax Credit program. This $8 million project was designed by Bero Architecture, PLLC , with Barkstrom & LaCroix Architects, working with developer Mark IV Enterprises.