Powers Building

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Powers Building
Powers Building - Rochester, New York.jpg
The Powers Building, 1904
Powers Building is located in New York
Powers Building
Powers Building is located in the United States
Powers Building
LocationW. Main and State Sts., Rochester, New York
Coordinates43°9′21″N 77°36′48″W / 43.15583°N 77.61333°W / 43.15583; -77.61333Coordinates: 43°9′21″N 77°36′48″W / 43.15583°N 77.61333°W / 43.15583; -77.61333
Arealess than one acre
ArchitectWarner, Andrew Jackson
NRHP reference #73001204[1]
Added to NRHPApril 03, 1973

Powers Building is a historic office building located in Rochester in Monroe County, New York. It was built in 1869 and is a nine-story, 165-by-171-foot (50 by 52 m) building, laid out around a large open stairwell in the center. It features a triple mansard roof and observation tower which were added after initial construction, between 1873 and 1888, by Daniel Powers to maintain its standing as the tallest building in Rochester.[2] It was designed by noted Rochester architect Andrew Jackson Warner.[3]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.[1]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2003-07-13. Retrieved 2010-08-01.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ Louise A. Klinke and Cornelia E. Brooke (November 1972). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Powers Building". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2009-11-01. See also: "Accompanying two photos".

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Preceded by
Tallest building in Rochester, NY
165 feet (50 m)

Succeeded by
Saint Michael's Church