Rochester Savings Bank

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Rochester Savings Bank
Rochester Savings Bank.jpg
Rochester Savings Bank, October 2012
Rochester Savings Bank is located in New York
Rochester Savings Bank
Location 40 Franklin St., Rochester, New York
Coordinates 43°9′31″N 77°36′18″W / 43.15861°N 77.60500°W / 43.15861; -77.60500Coordinates: 43°9′31″N 77°36′18″W / 43.15861°N 77.60500°W / 43.15861; -77.60500
Area 0.6 acres (0.24 ha)
Built 1927
Architect McKim, Mead & White; Warner,J. Foster
Architectural style Late 19th And 20th Century Revivals, Byzantine Revival
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 72000857[1]
Added to NRHP March 16, 1972

Rochester Savings Bank is a historic bank building located at Rochester in Monroe County, New York. It is a four story, "V" shaped structure, sheathed in Kato stone from Minnesota. It was designed by McKim, Mead and White and built in 1927 to house the Rochester Savings Bank. The building's banking room interior features murals painted by noted artist Ezra Winter.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972.[1]

In 2011, the building was acquired by a group called Rochester Historic Ventures, which then set out to seek occupants that would allow the building to return to public use.[3]

In October 2012, Rochester Institute of Technology announced the creation of a Center for Urban Entrepreneurship, to be housed in the Rochester Savings Bank building.[3] The university plans to ultimately spend $3–5 million on renovations, eventually resulting in a multidisciplinary center and multiuse venue for RIT students.[3]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ Louise A. Klinke (March 1971). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Rochester Savings Bank". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2009-10-20.  See also: "Accompanying three photos". 
  3. ^ a b c Dougherty, Nate (October 22, 2012). "RIT to open entrepreneurship center downtown". Rochester Business Journal (Rochester, New York). Archived from the original on October 22, 2012. Retrieved October 22, 2012. 

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