Brown's Race Historic District

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Brown's Race Historic District
The Parazin Building in the Brown's Race Historic District, Rochester NY.jpg
The Parazin Building in the Brown's Race Historic District, September 2012
Brown's Race Historic District is located in New York
Brown's Race Historic District
Brown's Race Historic District is located in the United States
Brown's Race Historic District
LocationBrown's Race St. from Platt St. to Conrail railroad tracks, Rochester, New York
Coordinates43°9′38″N 77°36′59″W / 43.16056°N 77.61639°W / 43.16056; -77.61639Coordinates: 43°9′38″N 77°36′59″W / 43.16056°N 77.61639°W / 43.16056; -77.61639
Area11 acres (4.5 ha)
Architectural styleSecond Empire, Romanesque
NRHP reference #89000067[1]
Added to NRHPMarch 2, 1989

Brown's Race Historic District is a national historic district located at Rochester in Monroe County, New York. The district contains 15 contributing buildings, 2 contributing structures, and 14 contributing sites. All of the principal buildings are used for commercial purposes and are sited along or near the curving south rim of the Genesee River gorge at the rim of the High Falls. The district comprises a collection of 19th-century industrial buildings built of brick and stone, and ranging in size from one- to six-stories. Also in the district is the mill race and the 19th century iron Pont De Rennes bridge, which is used today as a pedestrian bridge and viewing platform of the High Falls and surrounding gorge.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1989.[1]



  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13.
  2. ^ Robert D. Kuhn (January 1989). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Brown's Race Historic District". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2009-09-01. See also: "Accompanying 50 photos".