Rochester Subway
Subscribe for Email UpdatesBecome a Facebook FanFollow Us on TwitterRSS Feed Rochester History + New Ideas. Fresh from the Rochester Subway.

Topics


Rochester Subway Gift Shop


¤ Visit the Gift Shop
¤ See Combo Deals & Offers


Modern Rochester Subway Map


Modern Rochester Subway Map

¤ View Details
¤ Buy at Reconnect Rochester


Modern Rochester Subway Map


City of Rochester, New York

¤ View Details

 | 

Add To Cart


Rochester Neighborhoods Map

Rochester Neighborhoods Map

¤ View Details

 | 

Add To Cart


Rochester Subway Map, 1928


1928 Rochester Subway Map

¤ View Details

 | 

Add To Cart


Rochester Subway DVD

The End of the Line - Rochester’s Subway (DVD)

¤ View Details

 | 

Add To Cart


Rochester Landmarks Poster

Rochester Landmarks Poster

¤ View Details

 | 

SOLD OUT


Work in Rochester

Work in Rochester

¤ View Details
¤ Buy from Amazon


Original Streetart by SPACEMAN

Original Streetart by SPACEMAN

¤ View All Spaceman Art


Old Rochester Photos<br>and Historical Views

Old Rochester Photos
and Historical Views

(Framed Reprints Available)

¤ View All Rochester Photos


Rochester Subway Cap

Embroidered Subway Cap

¤ View Details


Rochester Subway T-Shirt

Rochester Subway T-Shirt

¤ View Details


Rochester Subway Token T-Shirt

RTC Token T-Shirt

¤ View Details


Rochester RTC Token

RTC Token (1948)

¤ View Details

 | 

SOLD OUT


Roch. & Brighton Token

Roch. & Brighton Token
(1887-90)

¤ View Details

 | 

Add To Cart


Rochester Railway Co. Token

Rochester Railway Co. Token (1900-09)

¤ View Details

 | 

SOLD OUT


Rochester School Fare Token

School Fare Token (1948)

¤ View Details

 | 

Add To Cart


Rochester NYS Railways Token

NYS Railways Token (1909-38)

¤ View Details

 | 

Add To Cart


Rochester Subway Poster + DVD Combo

Rochester Subway
Poster + DVD Combo

¤ 

Add To Cart

 (Save 10%)


Rochester Subway Vintage Postcard

Vintage Postcard (1941),
Rochester Rail Equipment

¤ View Details

 | 

Order Reprint

¤ See All Vintage Postcards


Rochester Subway Vintage Postcard

Vintage Postcard (1938),
Subway & Broad Street

¤ View Details

 | 

Order Reprint

¤ See All Vintage Postcards


Rochester Subway Vintage Postcard

Vintage Postcard (1942),
Rochester City Hall & Subway

¤ View Details

 | 

Order Reprint

¤ See All Vintage Postcards


Rochester Subway Vintage Postcard

Vintage Postcard (c.1912),
Rochester’s Four Corners

¤ View Details

 | 

Order Reprint

¤ See All Vintage Postcards


Rochester Subway Vintage Postcard

Vintage Postcard (c.1905),
Erie Canal Aqueduct

¤ View Details

 | 

Order Reprint

¤ See All Vintage Postcards


Rochester Subway Vintage Postcard

Vintage Postcard (c.1928),
South Entrance to Subway

¤ View Details

 | 

Order Reprint

¤ See All Vintage Postcards


Rochester Subway + Trolley Transit Passes

Original Subway, Trolley,
and Bus Weekly Transit Passes

¤ View All Transit Passes





25 Responses to “Filling In: 79 North Clinton”

  1. Steve Orr says:

    You’re right – county records show the building is owned by Catholic Charities, which got it through donation or purchase in 2001 from the Farash foundation. It’s exempt from property taxes. Can’t tell what they use it for. Give ’em a call!

  2. John says:

    It is very important for these types of projects to come to fruition as part of our Downtown Revitalization effort, but I can’t say I like the color choices at all. Perhaps something more ornate?

    Don’t get me wrong, I’m so glad to see that someone else is deeply involved in bringing these things up and trying to make positive changes! :)

  3. Dan Palmer says:

    Pretty sure it is an office building/hotel from the early 20th Century that was “modernized” with a new facade in the 1960’s. I was told a few years back that it’s main issue for reuse is asbestos abatement.

  4. Yes. It is actually the same building in this photo (next to the RKO movie palace)…

    The top 4 floors were added on and it was given a “modern” new facade. *gag*

  5. jimmy says:

    O my gosh, Mr. Denker, this would be great if you could do this! I really like the colored panels idea. One thing I would suggest would be to put some sort of border around the windows, like the same color as the dark gray brick. Basically, I think it’s appearance would benefit from new window frames/fixtures. Also it looks to me like this building could support 4 apartments per floor (I’m just guessing). Floors 2 – 5 could have 4 per floor; 6th floor 3, and the top floor 2 or 3 units. thats up to 22 units. Lastly, the south wall could use some balconies starting on the third floor to the 7th.

  6. Hey, why not bring back the original/ornate facade, but do the modern color panel look above the 3rd floor? It would look like a building placed on top of another building. It’d be amazing!

  7. Matthew Denker says:

    Well that’s a serious loss. I imagine that original facade met the landfill.

  8. Mittens says:

    Hideous. Looks like the Hamilton apartment building on Mt. Hope which is equally ugly. No thank you.

  9. jimmy says:

    Ok, this idea seems feasible: so in Mr. Denker’s rendering you see the first floor is a concrete white color. Simply extend that look to the third floor, add a small basic ledge/overhang above the third floor windows. Then make the windows on the first three floors emulate the original windows, or at least distinguish them from the upper floor windows.

  10. Adrian says:

    I like the Hamilton apartment building on Mt Hope and I like that photoshopped rendition too. Nothing wrong with a little color.

  11. Kmannkoopa says:

    I must say the Hamilton is a far better example of this idea in action.

    However, the Hamilton is still divisive in the South Wedge neighborhood. Some of the neighbors in the area feel that the Hamilton and Erie Harbor were a giant bait and switch when it came to color scheme and design.

    Can’t please everyone.

  12. Matthew Denker says:

    The Hamilton is much more to the digitized-cubist look (ala the east and west faces of One57 http://newyorkyimby.com/wp-content/uploads/blogger/-NbYz_Bneld4/URn1HapY5AI/AAAAAAAAAIE/EXeAQYaA4CA/s1600/P1010523.JPG). Not that there’s anything wrong with that. I think we don’t use color nearly enough in buildings here in the US. There’s hotel in, eh, Chelsea, that I like very much. It looks like the front is a Sol Lewitt piece: http://www.wyndham.com/property/NYCCW/Images/18144_x1.jpg

    Anyway, the idea here was to take the building in an interesting direction instead of stripping the facade (again apparently), or going the strange route (100 Church Street), or being intensely bland. The mid-century color palette accented the mid-century look in a Mad Men sort of way.

    Loving the feedback, though, and it’s true, architecture is a really challenging thing. People, in general, love that timeless Disney look, no matter how much it works or doesn’t work in a given context.

  13. Charles says:

    Matt –

    you may remember I wan’t a fan of this series back when, but I must admit your passion and due diligence really make it enjoyable. The rendering also reminds me of erie harbor but who cares. I personally think different architectural styles can work anywhere but normally it comes down to whether a space feels “warm or cold”.

  14. Matthew Denker says:

    Charles – Thank you. I’m honored. Hopefully I can keep the series fresh going forward. Feel free to be in touch if you ever have any ideas for it.

  15. Martin Edic says:

    The price I heard about 4 years ago was $160,000 but you had to prove you had the funding to rehab it.

  16. Martin Edic says:

    And, like several other Farash buildings downtown, all the plumbing was taken out. So it needs a gut. Kind of a sweet location now that Sibley’s, Midtown and the Transit center are underway.

  17. Charles Caleb Colton, 1780-1832, English cleric and eccentric.

  18. ELF says:

    Can we do something like this and the Hamilton project with that hideous housing project next to Manhattan Square Park?

  19. daggar says:

    I like the color here and on the Hamilton building– not because it’s the best idea, but it mitigates the aesthetic sinkhole that the original buildings are.

    I’m not a fan of mid-century modern– too much of the architect-as-dictator thing going on, not enough allowance for adaptive reuse and people who actually use the building to undo the architect’s mistakes. I think even some Frank Lloyd Wright buildings fail as buildings– they should be considered very large sculptures, and are beautiful in that regard, but they fail the test of architecture because it’s impossible to [i]live[/i] with a kitchen that small.

  20. John says:

    Matt,

    I really dig the Wyndham!

    http://www.wyndham.com/property/NYCCW/Images/18144_x1.jpg

    I would love to see something more like that.

  21. Lynn says:

    RKO Palace and the (then) 3-story building were built together in 1928. I think I read the theatre business had some office space in the 3-story bldg, but the two bldgs weren’t connected on the inside.

    I love the photoshopped idea for a mid-century facade! It reminds me of the Downtowner Motor Inn. Anyone remember that? Corner of Broad St and South Avenue, directly across from the Rundel Library. Here’s a postcard, with the library in the foreground, Midtown Plaza in background. http://photo.libraryweb.org/rochimag/rochpublib/rpc/rpc01/rpc1353a.jpg

  22. John says:

    Charles & Lynn,

    I think the concept of whether or not it makes the area feel “warm or cold” is very important…I also think that the Downtowner Motor Inn pulls off that look with some warmth. I bet the original concept Mr. Denker posted would really REALLY work if it was done in a similar fashion, using multiple shades of two complimentary colors, such as blue and orange…there are other combinations, of course, maybe just blue and red…not with the yellow though!

    I’m just crabbing now, but seriously, I think less color, more shading, that’ll do it.

    Thoughts, friends? :)

  23. Matthew Denker says:

    John – Sorry it’s taken me so long to circle back to this. I can definitely see how a 3 color palette, instead of four might work. I went with 4 so that in each 3 panel segment, you’d never have all 4 colors together. With 3 colors, you’d be committed to having all 3 in each segment (or duplicates, which may or may not be desirable).

    Lynn – I must say I was aware of the downtown motor inn and liked it as inspiration as well.

  24. John says:

    Matt – No worries, I think it’s great that people are actually talking about these things. It raises a lot of hope for our city!

    Point take, by the way. :)


Post a Comment...



  Most Popular...
  1. Pot Holds Bowie in Rochester
    (views: 33,029)
  2. Inside Rochester’s Terrence Tower
    (views: 30,470)
  3. Inside Abandoned Medley Centre (a.k.a Irondequoit Mall)
    (views: 23,496)
  4. University of Rochester’s Lost Swimming Pool
    (views: 18,477)
  5. Deep Inside Rochester’s Big Old Sibley Building
    (views: 15,110)
  6. Inside Rochester’s Abandoned Walters Psychiatric Building
    (views: 14,765)
  7. Abandoned Glass House
    (views: 13,744)
  8. History of Seabreeze Amusement Park
    (views: 12,482)
  9. The Best Holiday Light Displays in Rochester v1.0
    (views: 12,318)
  10. Abandoned Girl Scout Camp Beech-Wood
    (views: 12,152)
  11. Durand Eastman Park and the Lady In White
    (views: 9,553)
  12. Inside the Abandoned Camp Haccamo, Penfield
    (views: 8,827)
  13. Exploring the Caves of Rochester, NY
    (views: 8,707)
  14. Abandoned Theme Park: Frontier Town
    (views: 8,443)
  15. The Old Barber House
    (views: 8,408)
  16. Inside the Abandoned Vacuum Oil Refinery
    (views: 8,060)
  17. Rochester Mafia, the Banana King, and the Infamous “Barrel Murder”
    (views: 7,953)
  18. Inside 65-67 Chestnut St. – Old Hotel Richford
    (views: 5,810)
  19. Inside RG&E Beebee Power Plant – Just Before (and during) Demolition
    (views: 5,629)
  20. Inside the Abandoned Sykes Datatronics Building
    (views: 4,964)

Topics

  • Architecture (63)
  • Art + Culture (117)
  • Events (99)
  • Freebies (9)
  • Interviews (32)
  • Opinion (107)
  • Other (1)
  • Reader Submitted Stories (126)
  • Rochester Apartments (4)
  • Rochester Destinations (97)
  • Rochester Gifts (18)
  • Rochester History (199)
  • Rochester Homes for Sale (6)
  • Rochester Images (207)
  • Rochester News (334)
  • Rochester Subway (51)
  • Rochester Subway Stories (17)
  • Subways Around the Globe (11)
  • Train/Railroad Stuff (47)
  • Transit + Infrastructure (200)
  • Uncategorized (15)
  • Urban Development (258)
  • Urban Exploration (60)

  • Rochester Subway Information

    Get Email Updates...
    Stay up-to-date on Rochester-related stories, artifacts, and ideas that you won't find in the mainstream news. Totally free, never spammy, and you can unsubscribe at any time.


    ¤ See Past Issues
    ¤ Our Privacy Policy

    Links

    Get Involved...

    ¤ Reconnect Rochester

    Related Blogs...

    ¤ A Town Square
    ¤ Moderate Urban Champ
    ¤ Our Tiny Earth
    ¤ The Rochesterian
    ¤ RocVille
    ¤ Rust Wire

    Resources...

    ¤ RochesterDowntown.com
    ¤ Rochester's Public Library
    ¤ ROCwiki



    Want to Advertise
    on RocSubway?
    Drop us a line.


    Other ways to follow RochesterSubway.com...

    Subscribe for Email Updates

    Email

    Become a Facebook Fan

    Facebook

    Follow Us on Twitter

    Twitter

    RSS Feed

    RSS

    Questions + Comments

    For questions about the Rochester Subway Poster or about your order, please email info@rochestersubway.com.

    Want to SAVE Shipping Costs?
    Buy the Subway Posters at these local shops...

    About the Rochester Subway Poster...

    ¤ Parkleigh [ ...map it ]
    ¤ Poster Art [ ...map it ]
    ¤ Rochester Public Library Store [ ...map it ]

    ¤ Rochester Subway Poster Press Release
    ¤ Article by Otto M. Vondrak
    ¤ Design by Mike Governale

    More About The Rochester Subway

    Help Support...

    ¤ Rochester Subway (Wikipedia)
    ¤ The End of the Line - Rochester's Subway, DVD
    ¤ Abandoned Subway Photos (Opacity.us)
    ¤ Walking the Rails (YouTube Video)

    ¤ Friends of RochesterSubway.com