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Architecture For Lunch: Powers Building/ Four Corners
June 13, 2014 @ 12:10 PM - 12:35 PMFree
Come explore the city’s historic “Four Corners” area, where Rochester’s financial, government and banking industries have been headquartered for nearly 200 years. Discover the original 100-Acre Tract purchased by entrepreneur Colonel Nathaniel Rochester, a Maryland resident and founder of our city in the early 1800s. Learn Rochester fascinating early history as a village, its development as an Erie Canal “Boom Town,” and the remarkable collection of historic architecture that’s located in this bustling neighborhood, including a visit to the interiors of the French-inspired Powers Building and the Italian Renaissance County Office Building.
Powers Building, 16 W. Main Street, city of Rochester. Enter at W. Main St./front entrance. Parking is nearby in Sister Cities Ramp garage on N. Fitzhugh Street, as well as is paid, on-street parking.
Timed to fit in with busy schedules and weekday lunch breaks, these 20-minute presentations feature information about the history and architecture of downtown Rochester. Cynthia Howk, Landmark Society staff member and local history expert, will guide interested tour goers from 12:10 to 12:35 p.m. Architecture for Lunch tours are free and open to the public; held rain or shine, for the most interesting lunch break you’ve ever taken. Meet Cynthia at 12:10 p.m. on June 13, 20 & 27.