Building Name: Ellwanger Barry School No. 24

Ellwanger and Barry School #24. Ellwanger and Barry School #24 operated in this building from 1913-1979.

Street Address: Corner of Meigs Street and Linden Avenue

Present Use (2003): Condominiums

Heritage Status? On State and National Register of Historic Places

Building Information

School #24 as condominiums. Seen here after being converted to condominiums. The designers retained much of the exterior features and in fact benefited from the unique one-story design.

Date Built: 1913, turned into condos in 1980.

Original Owner: Rochester City School District

Original Use: It was used by the school district (as an elementary school) from 1914 to 1979.

Subsequent Uses: Condos 1980 to the present


Design and Style: Mission/Spanish Revival

Architect/Builder: Edwin S. Gordon

Construction Materials: Stucco, red brick, tiled roof

The one-story structure was originally built with separate exits for each classroom, aiding the conversion process for developer Lowell Colvin in 1979, when the school closed. Each classroom was converted into a condominium unit (18 units total). Each unit has its own, separate street level entrance. The hallways of the school became kitchen and bathroom areas for each residence.

Graduation certificate. Dedication pamphlet.
Graduation certificate for Elmer Engelhardt, 1895 The first principal of School #24, Nellie F. Cornell.  This is a page from "a souvenir program of the fiftieth anniversary of the school and Miss Cornell's 87th birthday.

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