Building Name: Bevier Building

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

Building Information

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

Dedication pamphlet cover.

Front and back cover of dedication pamphlet, above. Interior of dedication pamphlet, below.

Dedication pamphlet interior.

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