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Christ Church

Tours at Four '22: Christ Church

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Tours at Four '22: Christ Church
Tours at Four '22: Christ Church

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Oct 13, 2022, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Christ Church, 141 East Ave, Rochester, NY 14604, USA

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About the Event

Christ Church, located at the southwest corner of East Avenue and Broadway, was designed by nationally renowned architect, Robert Gibson, and constructed as a basilica-form church of rock-faced locally quarried red Albion sandstone (1883 - 1894).  The Church is architecturally significant as a largely intact example of late-nineteenth century Gothic Revival style ecclesiastical building with exterior masonry embellished with flying buttresses supporting a high clerestory wall, a polygonal apse at the east end, and a massive bell tower with pinnacles and a stair turret on its northwest corner.  The parish hall, Ferris House (1924), connects directly to the south of the church and serves as a multi-functioning building with a large meeting hall, kitchen facilities, gymnasium, and classrooms spaces.  Not only a prominent landmark in Rochester, the site is individually listed on the National and State Registers of Historic Places (NR/SR) as well as part of the Eastman Historic District (NR/SR).

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