Rochester State Industrial School Description

The land belonging to the institution, on a portion of which the buildings are located, contains forty and ten-elevenths acres, and lies about one mile and a quarter north from the central part, of the city of Rochester, on a slight elevation, between the Erie canal on the west and the road leading to the mouth of the Genesee .river on the east. About twenty-two acres of the grounds are surrounded by a wall twenty-two feet in height, within which stand all the buildings belonging to the institution, save the hospital, which is outside the enclosure, and some distance from the main buildings. The grounds within these inclosures are play-grounds, drill-grounds and lawns.

The main building of the boys' department is very old, having been erected in 1847. The second and third divisions occupy the old buildings. The center building of this department fronts the east, and is 86 feet wide, 60 feet deep, and four stories in height above the basement. From this building to the north is a wing which is 148 feet long, 32 feet deep, and three stories in height above the basement, excepting the square tower at the extremity, which is four stories in height. A similar wing extending to the south has been removed to give place to the new chapel. There are other wings of similar dimensions, and extending directly westward, the north being connected with the front at the north extremity.

1. "Description. State Industrial School", Forty-Ninth Annual Report of the Board of Managers of the State Industrial School, City of Rochester, N. Y., For the Year 1897, Wynkoop Hallenbeck Crawford Co., Page 7.
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Rochester State Industrial School 1897 Report (Transcription)

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