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Grove Place

 
 
Grove Place Marker image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, September 27, 2012
1. Grove Place Marker
Inscription. Beginning in the twentieth century, this historic neighborhood, now known as Grove Place, was home to some of the leading families of Rochester, including George Selden, an eminent Rochester patent attorney and inventor of the automobile gasoline engine.

By mid-century, many prominent older homes, churches and synagogues in the neighborhood had fallen into disrepair or had been torn down, and the land converted into parking lots.

Through the inspiration and leadership of Anne H. and Melville C. McQuay, and the creative vision of Robert Macon, an acclaimed Rochester architect, many of the remaining homes and buildings in the neighborhood have been restored and the parking lots replaced by contemporary townhomes and offices.

The McQuays sensitively restored the row of attached brick townhomes, 128-152 Gibbs Street, where they made their home for over 50 years, and lovingly called it "Townhouse". Townhouse is the historic anchor of the Grove Place Neighborhood and is recognized on the National Registry of Historic Buildings.
 
Location. 43° 9.6′ N, 77° 36.073′ W. Marker is in Rochester, New York, in Monroe County. Marker is at the intersection of Gibbs Street and Selden Place on Gibbs Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rochester NY 14605, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Grove Place Marker and Townhouse image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, September 27, 2012
2. Grove Place Marker and Townhouse
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. George Eastman (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Schiller Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rochester's Early Banks (approx. mile away); Austin Steward 1793-1869 (approx. half a mile away); Margaret Woodbury Strong (approx. half a mile away); Original Site of Frederick Douglass Monument (approx. half a mile away); Main Street Bridge (approx. half a mile away); The Genesee River (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rochester.
 
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesSettlements & Settlers
 
Grove Place Marker as seen facing East towards Selden Pl. image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, September 27, 2012
3. Grove Place Marker as seen facing East towards Selden Pl.
Grove Place Marker as seen facing North along Gibbs image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, September 27, 2012
4. Grove Place Marker as seen facing North along Gibbs
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 23, 2012, by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York. This page has been viewed 274 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 23, 2012, by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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