Historic Structures

Amon Bronson House, Rochester New York

Date added: April 23, 2010 Categories: New York House

Amon Bronson established the first lumber yard in Rochester in 1832, He was an active leader in the politics of the historic Third Ward, Prior to the Civil War, this prominent Democrat was a Third Ward Alderman, and Ward Supervisor, 1859-1867. As a Republican, he was defeated for the United States Senate in 1865. This house was owned by Bronson heirs until 1915.

Architectural character: This fine bow-fronted house illustrates refinements in exterior and interior detailing which became part of the later development of the Greek Revival style.

Overall dimensions: Forty-five feet by seventy feet; three bay front by twelve bays; two stories; rectangular with two stepped rear sections.

At some point this home was converted into 11 apartments.