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Architecture For Lunch: St. Paul Street Garment District
June 20, 2014 @ 12:10 PM - 12:35 PMFree
Explore the city’s historic garment district where clothing, shoes, and ties were manufactured for decades. From the mid 19th to the mid 20th century, Rochester was world-famous for its quality clothing and shoe products, most of which were produced here in the St. Paul/North Water/Andrews street area immediately next to the Genesee River. Those remarkable industrial buildings have recently been converted to loft apartments, artist studios, professional offices and trendy restaurants. Because of its remarkable history and architecture, most of this neighborhood is listed in the State and National Registers of Historic Places.
Meet in front of The Plaza Apartments, 125 St. Paul Street, on the southwest corner of Andrews Street in downtown Rochester. Paid parking is available nearby in private lots or at on-street metered 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 itnerested 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.