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House Museums in Monroe County

Susan B. Anthony House

17 Madison St.

Rochester, NY 14608

585-235-6124

Period: 1850-1924

Focus: The life and times of women's rights activist Susan B. Anthony (1820-1906). On the National Register of Historic Places and designated a National Historic Landmark.

George Eastman House

900 East Ave.

Rochester, NY 14607

585-271-3361

Period: 1900-1949

Focus: The life of George Eastman, inventor, owner of the Kodak Company. The house is now an international museum of photography and film. Both the house and the grounds are open to the public. On the National Register of Historic Places and designated a National Historic Landmark.

Hoyt-Potter House

133 S. Fitzhugh St.

Rochester, NY 14608

585-546-7029

Period: 1825-1849

Focus: This ca. 1840 Greek Revival mansion in the Corn Hill district of the city is home to the Landmark Society.

Stone-Tolan House Museum

2370 East Ave.

Rochester, NY 14610

585-546-7029

Period: 1790-1820

Focus: Based on the family life of pioneers Orringh and Elizabeth Stone, this house represents the private and the public activities of a household and rural tavern on the frontier in Brighton, New York. Owned by the Landmark Society.

Woodside Mansion

Rochester Historical Society

485 East Ave.

Rochester, NY 14607

585-271-2705

Period: 1835-1840

Focus: Local history preservation. This Greek Revival house built by Silas O. Smith ca. 1839 was the second mansion built on East Avenue and is Rochester's oldest museum. On the National Register of Historic Places. The house, gardens, and historical collections are open to the public.

 

Updated 28 September 2010

 

 

 

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