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D. Matthew Brown, Jr.

 
 
D. Matthew Brown, Jr. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, September 12, 2012
1. D. Matthew Brown, Jr. Marker
Inscription. Neighborhood United Association proudly dedicates this plaque in honor of D. Matthew Brown, Jr., one of Rochester's founders and a visionary for whom Brown Street was named. In 1816, Dr. Brown settled in Rochester where he and his brother organized the Genesee Manufacturing Company to produce wedge tools. The firm arranged financing for Brown's Race, which became the most powerful waterpower source in the Genesee region. The Brown Brothers also built the Triphammer Forge Factory at Brown's Race. Thus they created an environment for rapid industrial development. In 1817, Dr. Brown assisted in the incorporation of the hamlets of Frankfort and Rochester into Rochesterville. He served for many years on the village's Board of Trustees, and he lobbied to obtain Rochester's City Charter. Dr. Brown was the Supervisor for the Town of Gates from 1819-1823 and in 1828. He was appointed the first Chairperson of the new County of Monroe Board of Supervisors in 1821.

In 1851, Dr. Brown died at his home on Brown Street and was buried at Mount Hope Cemetery. The Rochester Museum of Arts and Sciences awarded Dr. Brown a posthumous civic medal for outstanding contribution to the community and the nation.
April, 26, 2002
 
Erected 2002 by Neighborhood United Association.
 
Location.

Complete D. Matthew Brown, Jr. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, September 12, 2012
2. Complete D. Matthew Brown, Jr. Marker
43° 9.303′ N, 77° 37.75′ W. Marker is in Rochester, New York, in Monroe County. Marker is at the intersection of Brown Street and Jefferson Ave. on Brown Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rochester NY 14611, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Susan B. Anthony House (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Transformation of a Neighborhood (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of Rochester City Hospital (approx. 0.2 miles away); Susan B. Anthony Voted Here (approx. 0.3 miles away); Crossroads of Transportation (approx. 0.4 miles away); Morrie E. Silver (approx. half a mile away); St. Mary's Hospital (approx. 0.6 miles away); Jonathan Child (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Rochester.
 
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D. Matthew Brown, Jr. Marker as seen facing east along Brown St image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, September 12, 2012
3. D. Matthew Brown, Jr. Marker as seen facing east along Brown St
D. Matthew Brown, Jr. Marker as seen facing south along Jefferson image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, September 12, 2012
4. D. Matthew Brown, Jr. Marker as seen facing south along Jefferson
D. Matthew Brown, Jr. Marker as seen facing west along Brown St image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, September 12, 2012
5. D. Matthew Brown, Jr. Marker as seen facing west along Brown St
 
 
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