St. Paul-North Water Streets Historic District


P1000591.JPGNorth Water Street P1000589.JPGSt. Paul Street

In the St. Paul Quarter downtown
St. Paul Street, North Water Street, and Andrews Street

The St. Paul - North Water Street Historic District refers to a three streets of downtown's St. Paul Quarter. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1984 as "Monroe County - #84000398" and consists of 17 intact commercial, manufacturing, and warehouse buildings on nine acres.

From about the 1890s to the mid-twentieth century this area was the center of Rochester's huge industry of ready-made men's clothing. Companies with factories and headquarters in this area included the [WWW]Adler Brothers & Co., [WWW]Fashion Park, Inc., and [WWW]Michaels-Stern & Co. Today, most of these have been converted to lofts with bars, restaurants, and clubs on the ground floors. Prominent addresses include:

Historic Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering
Architect, builder, or engineer: Ellis & Ellis, Knebel,Oscar
Architectural Style: Romanesque, Late 19th And 20th Century Revivals
Area of Significance: Architecture, Industry
Period of Significance: 1925-1949, 1900-1924, 1875-1899



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