Linden–South Historic District

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Linden–South Historic District
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Linden–South Historic District, October 2012
Linden–South Historic District is located in New York
Linden–South Historic District
Linden–South Historic District is located in the US
Linden–South Historic District
Location 25-272 Linden St., both sides; 809-835 South Ave., odd numbers only, Rochester, New York
Coordinates 43°8′19.89″N 77°36′21.47″W / 43.1388583°N 77.6059639°W / 43.1388583; -77.6059639Coordinates: 43°8′19.89″N 77°36′21.47″W / 43.1388583°N 77.6059639°W / 43.1388583; -77.6059639
Area 15.5 acres (6.3 ha)
Built 1872-1913
Architect Ellwanger & Barry
Architectural style Gothic Revival, Italianate, Queen Anne, Colonial Revival
NRHP Reference # 09000655[1]
Added to NRHP August 26, 2009

Linden–South Historic District is a national historic district located in the South Wedge neighborhood of Rochester in Monroe County, New York. The district consists of 136 contributing buildings, including 82 residential buildings, 53 outbuildings, and one church. The houses were constructed between 1872 and 1913 in a variety of vernacular interpretations of popular architectural styles including Gothic Revival, Italianate, Queen Anne, and Colonial Revival styles. The houses are 2 1/2-stories, are of frame or brick construction, and were designed by local architects employed by the developer Ellwanger & Barry. Among the more prominent are Andrew Jackson Warner and Claude Bragdon. The church is the former South Avenue Baptist Church, now Holy Spirit Greek Orthodox Church, built in 1909-1910 in a Late Gothic Revival style. Also in the district is a three story, Queen Anne style mixed use building, with commercial space on the first floor and residential units above, located at 785 South Avenue (c. 1890).[2]

The area was developed by George Ellwanger and his partner Patrick Barry after they entered the real estate business in 1856. The district is located on the oldest part of the Ellwanger & Barry nursery, which they subdivided into residential lots and developed between 1872 and 1913.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2009.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register of Historic Places Listings". Weekly List of Actions Taken on Properties: 8/24/09 through 8/28/09. National Park Service. 2010-09-04. 
  2. ^ a b Robert T. Englert (August 2008). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Linden–South Historic District". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2011-05-14.  See also: "Accompanying 10 photos". 

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