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Rochester’s Great Architects

November 14, 2019 @ 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

A presentation taking you on a whirlwind tour of 200 years of Rochester’s architectural history and the personalities who created it.

Presented by The Landmark Society’s Young Urban Preservationists

Hosted at the newly restored, historic Little Theatre!

Ever wonder who was responsible for designing some of your favorite buildings in Rochester? This talk will provide an introduction to the many local architects and their buildings that have shaped the city we all know and love today. Learn about the designers responsible for City Hall, the Liberty Pole, and some houses too, with lots of eye-candy visuals, some fun facts, and maybe even a bit of historical gossip!

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Thursday, November 14th | 6:00-8:30 PM (including intermission) | The Little Theatre (Theatre 1), 240 East Ave. | Tickets: $20


November 14, 2019
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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The Little Theatre
240 East Avenue
Rochester, NY 14604 United States

1 thought on “Rochester’s Great Architects”

  1. Hello. At Don Hall’s suggestion, I am contacting you for a name. John Kelly, perhaps one of the largest shoe manufacturers in America, built on East Ave. around 1885-90.
    His home lot extender through to University Ave as did most to he mansions.
    His home seems to be located where the greek Church is today. The Bonbrights were two doors awayAnd their home still exists. The Bonbrights built the house at 933 University in their back yard. It was a gift for their daughter’s wedding around 1928

    I have been unable to locate the name of the architect for the Kelly mansion or for the home he built for his son at 975 University which we bought 8 years ago.
    Massive cutting gardens and a 70′ heated green house once existed on the west side of my property.
    John Kelly and gorge Eastman were social friends.
    Can you folks get back to me with any info?
    I am completing an educational and historic slide show of the background and restoration of our house.
    Dion Hall was able to find on slide with a distant shot of the Kelly mansion. But it’s impossible to read.
    Have tried to reach you folks two other times since Covid interrupted our lives.


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