Granite Building

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Granite Building
Granite Building, September 2013
Granite Building is located in New York
Granite Building
Location 124 E. Main St., Rochester, New York
Coordinates 43°9′25″N 77°36′33″W / 43.15694°N 77.60917°W / 43.15694; -77.60917Coordinates: 43°9′25″N 77°36′33″W / 43.15694°N 77.60917°W / 43.15694; -77.60917
Area less than one acre
Built 1893
Architect Warner, J. Foster; Sibley, Lindsay & Curr Co.
Architectural style Renaissance
Governing body Private
MPS Department Store TR
NRHP Reference # 84000290[1]
Added to NRHP October 11, 1984

Granite Building is a historic department store building located at Rochester in Monroe County, New York. It was designed by J. Foster Warner in 1893 and, at 12 stories with 23 acres (9.3 ha) of floor space, was the city's first skeletal steel skyscraper. Its facade is a mix of Second Renaissance Revival style and Beaux-Arts style classical details. It is characterized by recessed, monumental, four story granite columns supporting recessed arches. It was built by Sibley, Lindsay & Curr Company and served as their flagship store until the "Sibley fire" of 1904, when the flagship moved to the Sibley Building.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.[1]