As we mentioned in our previous post about Rochester, NY architecture, we love it! 

Our first Video Quiz turned out to be a huge success and was viewed more than 1700 in the first month. Keeping up with your interest, we are offering you another chance to test your knowledge of Rochester, NY architecture.

What is the last standing ‘pre-civil war’ building in Rochester?


Answer: “Annex” – The Mills at High Falls  

Originally built in 1840 the Annex today is a 21-unit apartment building boasting modern amenities.


What Rochester landmark was featured in the Danbury Mint collection?[/question_box]

Answer: Highland Park Diner. Highland Park Diner is a famous diner on the corner of Clinton and Goodman St.

This diner was manufactured by the Orleans Diner company of Albion, NY in the late 1940’s. It would have been pre-built in their factory and moved to the site via rail car and truck, which is why diners of this type are always long and narrow. This diner may be the only surviving diner from this manufacturer (they only made 2 or 3 units total).


Which building in Rochester is adorned by “The Wings Of Progress”?


Answer: Times Square Building. This historic 1929 Art Deco Building is located at Exchange Blvd. and Broad Street. The former Genesee Valley Trust Building is a streamlined twelve-story building supporting four aluminum wings 42 feet (13 m) high, known as the “Wings of Progress”, each weighing 12,000 pounds (5,400 kg). These structures are among the most distinctive features of the Rochester skyline.

[question_box]Which architectural style is exemplified by the Rochester City Hall, the former Federal Building?


Answer: Rochester City Hall is one of only three remaining 19th century government buildings in Rochester and one of the only examples of Richardsonian Romanesque architecture. 

Dedicated in 1885 and listed on the National Historic Register since 1972, Rochester City Hall is a significant cultural and historic landmark:

Served as Rochester’s first federal building.
Design is attributable to Harvey Ellis, a renowned American architect
In 1976, the City of Rochester acquired the former federal building for its new city hall. Handler, Grosso Durfee & Associates designed the renovation and expansion; the total cost of the rehabilitation was $5,300,000.

What commercial building in Rochester had the first passenger elevator?


Answer: The Powers Building.
Powers Building is a historic office building located at Rochester in Monroe County, New York. It was built in 1869 and is a nine story, 165 feet by 171 feet building, laid out around a large open stairwell in the center.

It features a triple mansard roof and observation tower which were added after initial construction, between 1873 to 1888, by Daniel Powers to maintain it’s standing as the tallest building in Rochester. It was designed by noted Rochester architect Andrew Jackson Warner.