Eastman Dental Dispensary

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Eastman Dental Dispensary
Rochester - Eastman Dental Dispensary.jpg
Eastman Dental Dispensary is located in New York
Eastman Dental Dispensary
Eastman Dental Dispensary is located in the US
Eastman Dental Dispensary
Location 800 E. Main St., Rochester, New York
Coordinates 43°9′38″N 77°35′30″W / 43.16056°N 77.59167°W / 43.16056; -77.59167Coordinates: 43°9′38″N 77°35′30″W / 43.16056°N 77.59167°W / 43.16056; -77.59167
Area less than one acre
Built 1917
Architect Gordon, Madden & Kaelber
Architectural style Renaissance, Italian Renaissance
NRHP reference # 83001708[1]
Added to NRHP April 28, 1983

The Eastman Dental Dispensary was built in 1917. Prior to that time local benefactors provided funds for the indigent children of Rochester to receive free dental services in several city locations. George Eastman provided the funds to build a free dispensary in Rochester. In 1978, the entity now named Eastman Dental, moved to the University of Rochester campus. The original dispensary sits vacant on East Main street. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.[1]

In 2013, Home Leasing LLC, a for profit developer of affordable housing based in Rochester, NY, announced plans to redevelop the Eastman Dental Dispensary into 57 rental apartments.[2][3] On April 16, 2014, New York State Homes & Community Renewal (HCR) announced awards of $2,200,000 in Housing Trust Fund (HTF) program funds, $946,000 in federal Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) and $449,356 in New York State Low-Income Housing Credits (SLIHC) to the project.[4][5][6]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ Home Leasing LLC
  3. ^ RochesterCityNewspaper.com [1], 2013-11-14
  4. ^ Rochester Business Journal [2], 2014-04-16
  5. ^ Governor Andrew Cuomo [3], 2014-04-16
  6. ^ NYS Homes & Community Renewal [4], 2014-04-16

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