|800 East Main Street, Rochester, NY 14607|
|Residential (converting to)|
|Home Leasing LLC|
|Property Manager's Phone|
|585 262 6210|
|Property Manager's Website|
|Gordon, Madden and Kaelber|
|Landmark Society of Western New York|
|National Register of Historic Places (PDF)|
|URResearch.com - Historical photos|
The Eastman Dental Dispensary is a former dental hospital and school of the University of Rochester. According to the Rochester Business Journal: "The dispensary promoted preventive and reparative treatments, educated dentists and developed dental equipment and materials at a time when dental care was largely non-existent throughout the world. . . It was also the first school in the United States licensed to train dental hygienists." Its design was based on the Italian Renaissance palazzos, with a symmetrical U-shape plan around a central court.1
In July 2007 the property was purchased by Scott Donaldson, a local entrepreneur who also purchased and restored the nearby Armory. It was converted to a haunted house for the 2007 Halloween season called the "House of Pain." For the most part, however, the building sat vacant until August 2013, when Home Leasing LLC and Edgemere Development Inc. announced that they plan to redevelop the space into 57 apartments for middle- and high-income seniors.2 3 The finished product will be called Eastman Gardens.
The Eastman Dental Dispensary was listed on the National Register for Historic Places in 1983. It is located on the edge of Marketview Heights, within walking distance of the East End and the Public Market.
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