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Bevier Memorial Building - Rochester, NY
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member sagefemme
N 43° 09.186 W 077° 36.950
18T E 287313 N 4781138
Quick Description: 42 South Washington Street, on the corner of Spring St and S Washington St, Rochester, NY
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 12/14/2011 8:24:52 AM
Waymark Code: WMDAF1
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member scrambler390
Views: 6

Long Description:
The NRHP lists the historical significance of this building as Event, and Architecture/Engineering.

The significant event is that the building is situated on the site of original home of the founder of Rochesterville, Colonel Nathaniel Rochester. See photo of the plaque in the gallery. The plaque reads:

"Have honor for
Nathaniel Rochester
after whom our city was named
Born in Virginia 21 February 1762
Colonel in the American Revolution

Patriot - Pioneer - Founder

He typified in his honorable public service and
private enterprise the best pioneer traditions
of the gnesee country.
He shaped our young village. He was the earliest
promoter of our prosperity, parting with his
possessions to procure a virile population.
In the wilderness he had a vision of a city.
As a man, his life was of constant integrity
and primitive simplicity, winning the affection of
a grateful community. He had courage, energy
and faith.

He gave our city more than a name -
the heritage of his inspiring personality.

On this site stood his home built in 1824
where he died 17 May 1831.

tablet erected by the Rochester Historical Society and
the Rochester Chapter Sons of the American Revolution"

It served as a school, specifically the Rochester Athaneaum and Mechanics Institute (a predecessor to the current Rochester Institute of Technology) (visit link) but now serves as an office building.

The architecture is significant because the architect was Claude Bragdon. Bradgon buildings, best described as Arts and Crafts style, are prized by homeowners throughout Rochester. Several photos in the gallery display the art and architecture of the building. Look closely at the painted ceramic detail in running lines between the floors, under the entrance arch, and above and around the window treatments.
Street address:
42 S Washington St
Rochester, NY USA
14608


County / Borough / Parish: Monroe County

Year listed: 1973

Historic (Areas of) Significance: art, education, architecture

Periods of significance: 1900-1924

Historic function: School

Current function: Civic

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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