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Eastman, George, House - Rochester, NY
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MrsMcFly
N 43° 09.095 W 077° 34.794
18T E 290229 N 4780879
Quick Description: George Eastman House is home to the International Museum of Photography & Film, located in Rochester, NY
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 2/5/2008 7:15:58 PM
Waymark Code: WM341H
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member JimmyEv
Views: 31

Long Description:
George Eastman, the founder of Eastman Kodak Company, built his home between 1902 and 1905. His estate inculded a 10.5 acre working farm, formal gardens, greenhouses, stables, barns, pastures and his 35,000 sq. ft., 50 room Colonial Revival mansion. Mr Eastman's mansion contained many modern conveniences including an electrical generator, an internal phone system with 21 stations, built in vacuum cleaning system, a central clock network, an elevator and a great pipe organ.
George Eastman died in 1932, his will bequeathed his estate to the University of Rochester for 10 years. Following World War II, the university transferred the estate to a board of trustees, which formed to establish a museum of photography. The George Eastman House Museum of Photography was chartered in 1947. It was later renamed George Eastman House International Museum of Photography & Film.
Street address:
900 East Avenue
Rochester, NY United States

County / Borough / Parish: Monroe

Year listed: 1966

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Person

Periods of significance: 1900-1949

Historic function: Domestic/Education

Current function: Recreation/Culture

Privately owned?: yes

Season start / Season finish: From: 1/1/2008 To: 12/31/2008

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
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