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 US
Powers Building
Location W. Main and State Sts., Rochester, New York
Coordinates 43°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
Area less than one acre
Built 1869
Architect Warner,Andrew Jackson
NRHP Reference # 73001204[1]
Added to NRHP April 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]


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

Succeeded by
Saint Michael's Church