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East Avenue Historic District - Rochester, NY
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member sagefemme
N 43° 09.095 W 077° 34.794
18T E 290229 N 4780879
Quick Description: A handful of houses within the East Avenue Historic District have been waymarked to date. This waymark represents the whole district.
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 2/2/2012 8:54:34 AM
Waymark Code: WMDMV7
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
Views: 7

Long Description:
Here is a link to a partial transcript from the NRHP nomination form: (visit link) . I will only restate a tiny portion here:

"Significance

"Cited as one of the greatest catalogues of nineteenth and early twentieth century urban residential architecture in New York State, Rochester's mile-and-a-half long East Avenue Historic District is lined with an extraordinarily consistent array of elegant buildings. Unlike Buffalo's Delaware Avenue and Syracuse's James Street which have lost their rhythm and integrity as a result of mid-twentieth century commercial intrusions, the East Avenue Historic District still retains much of its original character as the "grand boulevard" of Rochester, despite the adaption of many of its original residences to clubs, museums and offices. The side streets surrounding East Avenue reflect the grandeur of the Avenue on a smaller scale, as evident in the reduction in building size, architectural pretension and street width." (visit link)

Here are some of the homes already waymarked (the Eastman House, 900 East Ave is separately listed on the National Register of Historic Places, but it falls within this Historic District as well, and represents the geographic center of the Disrict):

Third Presbyterian Church, East Ave and Meigs St: (visit link)

Sibley House, 400 East Ave: (visit link)

Pitkin-Powers House, 474 East Ave: (visit link)

Woodside, 485 East Ave: (visit link)

Perkins House, 494 East Ave: (visit link)

Strong-Todd House, 693 East Ave: (visit link)

George Eastman House, 900 East Ave: (visit link)

Hutchison House, 930 East Ave: (visit link)

Hatch House, 1369 East Ave: (visit link)

Boynton House, 70 East Blvd: (visit link)


From the nomination form, here is a (nearly) complete list of what is included:
East Ave, north: #400 to #1490, excluding #520-550, #600, #610, #630, #729, #750, #820, #962, #1000, #1100, #1400
East Ave, south: #421 to #1563, excluding #441, #657, #809, #1077
Park Ave, north: #156 to #1336, excluding #160, #206, #260-266, #380, #418, #602, #620, #644-656
University Ave, south: #469 to but excluding #1185, excluding #635, #655, #977
Alexander St, east: #270 to #294-300, excluding #282
Sibley Place, west: #13 to but excluding #25
Sibley Place, east: #6 to #24 inclusive
Prince St, west: #7 to #29 inclusive
Prince St, east: #6 to #30 inclusive
Meigs St, west: #49 to #125 inclusive
Meigs St, east: #34 to #128 inclusive
Strathallan Park, west: #3 to but excluding #35
Strathallan Park, east: #4 to #32-34 inclusive
Arnold Park, west: #4 to #22 inclusive
Arnold Park, east: #5 to #27-29 inclusive
South Goodman St, west: #9 to but excluding #39
South Goodman St, east: #6 to #40, excluding #16
North Goodman St, west: #3 to #41 inclusive
North Goodman St, east: #4 to #44, excluding #8, #28
Girton Place, west: #1 to #53 inclusive
Girton Place, east: #20 to #54 inclusive
Oxford St, west: #3 to #267 inclusive
Oxford St, east: #14 to #266 inclusive
Upton Park, west: #1 to #35 inclusive
Upton Park, east: #2 to #32 inclusive
Upton Court: entire road
Rundell Park, west: #1 to #35 inclusive
Rundell Park, east: #4 to #36 inclusive
Vic Park "A", west: #10 to #46 inclusive
Vic Park "A", east: #11 to #49 inclusive
Merriman St, west: #43 to #127 inclusive
Merriman St, east: #30 to #130, excluding #100
Vic Park "B", west: #12 to #52 inclusive
Vic Park "B", east: #15 to #51 inclusive
Portsmouth Terrace, west: #5 to #31 inclusive
Portsmouth Terrace, east: #2 to #32 inclusive
Westminster Rd, west: #41 to #129 inclusive
Westminster Rd, east: #42 to #114 inclusive
Barrington St, west: #31 to but excluding #95
Barrington St, east: #50 to #96 inclusive
Barrington Park: open space
Berkley St, west: #25 to #105 inclusive
Berkley St, east: #22 to #118 inclusive
Buckingham St, west: #5 to #29 inclusive
Buckingham St, east: #2 to #28 inclusive
Granger St, west: #1 to #15 inclusive
Granger St, east: #2 to #16 inclusive
Argyle St, west: #35 to #123 inclusive
Argyle St, east: #34 to #126 inclusive
Oliver St, west: #45 to #97 inclusive
Oliver St, east: #22 to #94 inclusive
Brunswick St, west: #35 to #121 inclusive
Brunswick St, east: #2 to #120 inclusive
Culver Rd, west: #241 to #347 inclusive
Culver Rd, east: #240 to #324 inclusive
Douglas Rd, west: #15 to #131 inclusive
Douglas Rd, east: #20 to #134 inclusive
East Blvd, west: #5 to #81 inclusive
East Blvd, east: #8 to #78 inclusive
Hawthorne St, west: #3 to #83 inclusive
Hawthorne St, east: #6 to #60 inclusive
Sager Drive: all lots
Colby St, west: #23 to #59 inclusive
Colby St, east: #30 to #60 inclusive
Street address:
Irregular pattern along East Ave. from Probert St. to Alexander St.
Rochester, NY USA
14607


County / Borough / Parish: Monroe County

Year listed: 1979

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Social History, Architecture

Periods of significance: 1900-1924, 1875-1899, 1850-1874, 1825-1849, 1800-1824

Historic function: Domestic: single dwelling

Current function: Domestic: single dwelling

Privately owned?: yes

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
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