Mount Hope–Highland Historic District

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Mt. Hope–Highland Historic District
The Sunken Gardens at Warner Castle 02.JPG
Sunken Garden at Warner Castle
Mount Hope–Highland Historic District is located in New York
Mount Hope–Highland Historic District
Mount Hope–Highland Historic District is located in the United States
Mount Hope–Highland Historic District
LocationBounded roughly by the Clarissa St. Bridge, Genesee River, Grove and Mt. Hope Aves., plus, Rochester, New York
Coordinates43°8′9″N 77°36′40″W / 43.13583°N 77.61111°W / 43.13583; -77.61111Coordinates: 43°8′9″N 77°36′40″W / 43.13583°N 77.61111°W / 43.13583; -77.61111
Area230 acres (93 ha)
ArchitectDavis, A.J.; Et al.
Architectural styleGothic Revival
NRHP reference #74001261[1]
Added to NRHPJanuary 21, 1974

Mt. Hope–Highland Historic District is a national historic district located at Rochester in Monroe County, New York. The district was the exclusive domain of the Ellwanger and Barry Botanic Gardens and Mt. Hope Cemetery throughout the mid- and late-19th century. It retains its elegant and spacious character of park land. The district is punctuated with notable architect-designed buildings combined with more tightly knit early 20th century subdivision along the district's fringes. Among the notable buildings are the Warner Castle (1854), a 22-room mansion that is home to the Rochester Garden Center. The Mt. Hope Cemetery includes a little Gothic chapel designed by Andrew Jackson Warner.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.[1]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ Cornelia E. Brooke (September 1973). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Mt. Hope–Highland Historic District". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2009-09-01. See also: "Accompanying eight photos".