Saint Bernard's Seminary

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Saint Bernard's Seminary
St. Bernard's Seminary front entrance.jpg
Saint Bernard's Seminary, October 2012
Saint Bernard's Seminary is located in New York
Saint Bernard's Seminary
Saint Bernard's Seminary is located in the United States
Saint Bernard's Seminary
Location2260 Lake Ave.
Rochester, New York
Coordinates43°12′34″N 77°37′44″W / 43.20944°N 77.62889°W / 43.20944; -77.62889Coordinates: 43°12′34″N 77°37′44″W / 43.20944°N 77.62889°W / 43.20944; -77.62889
Area13.8 acres (5.6 ha)
ArchitectWarner & Brockett
Architectural styleGothic
NRHP reference No.96000435[1]
Added to NRHPApril 18, 1996

Saint Bernard's Seminary is a historic former Catholic seminary complex located at Rochester in Monroe County, New York. The educational institution formerly inhabiting the complex changed its name to St. Bernard's Institute and moved to the campus of Colgate Rochester Divinity School in 1981 and was renamed again to St. Bernard's School of Theology and Ministry when it moved to a new campus on French Road in 2003. The original property was owned by Kodak between 1982 and 1992. It was eventually sold to a private developer and is now a senior citizen residential complex.[2]


The campus of Saint Bernard's is a group of four interconnected buildings designed by noted Rochester architects Warner & Brockett and built between 1891 and 1908. The four buildings are the Center or Main Building (1891–1893), the Chapel (1891–1893), the South Building or Philosophy Hall (1900), and the North Building or Theology Hall (1908). All four buildings use Medina Sandstone in their construction and share a Victorian Gothic style of architecture with stone walls and brick trim.[3]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1996.[1]


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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009.
  2. ^ Morrell, Alan (September 20, 2014). "Whatever Happened To ... St. Bernard's Seminary?". Retrieved 25 September 2016.
  3. ^ "Cultural Resource Information System (CRIS)" (Searchable database). New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2016-03-01. Note: This includes Elizabeth A. Bakker Johnson (September 1995). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Saint Bernard's Seminary" (PDF). Retrieved 2016-03-01. and Accompanying 12 photographs

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