Now that I’m walking at lunchtime to lose weight, I have started to take a good look around me as I walk along. I have been taking some photos with my phone, and I decided to do a little research on some of the buildings I see every day. I will share some of what I have learned here in a series of posts.
|Kodak Office Building|
|Kodak World Headquarters (Kodak Office)|
Built between 1887 and 1888, the Wilder Building is an eleven story steel or iron framed brick clad structure. The building’s style is classed as modified Romanesque. At the time it was built, it was considered to be Rochester’s first modern skyscraper. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Wilder Building stands 170 feet tall and is the red brick building located at 1 East Main Street at the Four Corners in Rochester.
|Wilder Building (red) on right.
Crossroads Building (black glass) behind Wilder Building.
Originally known as the Security Trust Company Building, the Crossroads Building is located at 2 State Street. It stands 215 feet tall and has 15 floors (no 13th floor!). It was built in 1969. It has a steel frame and is covered with glass and granite. Its architectural style is called “international”.
|Gargoyles on Elwood Building|
Stay tuned for more downtown Rochester historical tidbits. I will share more later.