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Barber Conable Award: Holy Rosary Apartments

The Landmark Society’s 2013 Preservation Awards will be presented this year at a special event on Sunday, November 10 at 3:00 p.m. in Rochester’s historic City Hall, the spectacular Richardsonian Romanesque landmark located downtown at 30 Church Street. The Awards are given each year to individuals and organizations in our nine-county area who have made outstanding efforts in the preservation of their homes, historic properties, and landscapes. In anticipation of the upcoming Awards Ceremony we will be featuring some of this year’s award winners.

The Barber Conable Award recognizes a large-scale rehabilitation of an 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.

This year’s recipient of our major preservation award is Holy Rosary Apartments.  Established in Rochester’s Edgerton neighborhood in the early 20th century, the former Holy Rosary campus features handsome buildings designed in the Mediterranean Revival style.

Holy Rosary Apartments Credit Preservation Studios
Photo courtesy of Preservation Studios

The church (c.1916) has been adapted as a community center and 35 affordable housing apartments have been created in the former rectory, convent and school buildings.  Listed in the State and National Registers of Historic Places, the campus buildings were rehabilitated using the Federal Investment Tax Credit program and design review by the NYS Office of Historic Preservation.

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Photo courtesy Richard Margolis

This $15,000,000 project was coordinated by Providence Housing Development Corporation, working with SWBR Architects & Engineers, PC and LeCesse Construction Corporation.

Visit our Success Stories page to see 2012 Preservation Award winners and stay tuned for more 2013 winners!

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