Building Name: Bevier Building
|Designed by prominent local architect Claude Bragdon on the original site of Col. Nathaniel Rochester's home. Col. Rochester was one of the city's original developers and settlers.|
Street Address: 42 South Washington Street
Present Use (2003): New York State Health Department
Date Built: 1908
Original Owner: Rochester Athenaeum and Mechanics Institute School of Applied Arts
Subsequent Uses: Housed Action for a Better Community for some time after its formation following the 1964 riots then became office space.
Design and Style: Four stories, flat roof, projected arcade cornice. Polychromatic ceramic banding above windows in blue, white, green, and brown.
Architect/Builder: Claude Bragdon
Front and back cover of dedication pamphlet, above. Interior of dedication pamphlet, below.
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