City Hall Historic District

S. Fitzhugh St. between Broad and W. Main Sts., Rochester, New York


Rochester Free Academy

1. Historic American Buildings Survey, Hans Padelt, Photographer Fall 1967 (2 1/4' x 2 3/4' negative), GENERAL VIEW OF EAST FACADE FROM SOUTHEAST.

Photo from the Historic American Buildings Survey

View photos at Library of Congress


Street View 


This high-styled, public structure designed by Rochester's noted architect of the third quarter of the 19th century, is one of the four buildings located within the City Hall Historic District listed on the National Register of Historic Places. -- Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS NY-5656)

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on September 17, 1974
Reference number
Architectural styles
Victorian: Renaissance; Other architectural type; Italian Renaissance
Area of significance
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction
Property type
Historic functions
Courthouse; Religious structure; City hall; Government office
Current functions
Religious structure; City hall; Government office; Courthouse
Periods of significance
1875-1899; 1850-1874; 1800-1824; 1825-1849
Significant years
1848; 1872; 1875
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 4


19th Century (37,787)
A.J. Warner (6)
Built 1848 (280)
Built during 1840s (2,993)
District (10,507)
Granite (5,090)
Have Street View (46,153)
Historic American Buildings Survey (1,238)
Limestone (8,192)
Monroe County, New York (198)
New York (6,141)
Renaissance (1,333)
Rochester, New York (110)
Sandstone (4,861)
Stone (26,160)
Victorian (19,698)

Update Log 

  • August 29, 2020: New photos from J.R. Manning
  • August 29, 2020: Updated by J.R. Manning: Updated status and added photos
  • July 6, 2018: New Street View added by Brian Bartlett