Rochester in Monroe County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Founding of the River Campus
As the medical center was being planned other changes were occurring within the University’s framework. With Azariah Boody’s restricted donation of the Prince Street land and the fundraising efforts of Susan B. Anthony the University had no choice but to admit women into the student population. However, President Rhees and male students were not thrilled with the thought of a coeducational atmosphere and they began
These two scenarios pushed the University to consider expansion of the campus, but President Rhees knew that he could not tackle this project alone. George Eastman showed tremendous interest in the medical center and to supplement his leadership Rhees involved a wealthy Rochestarian George W. Todd to help get the ball rolling. Many ideas for future locations emerged but Todd advocated the Oak Hill and Rhees backed this idea adamantly. Todd’s interest drew from the beauty of the landscape, isolation from the city, and size of the property, but not all were convinced. Opposers complained that the plot of land was too small and that the surrounding land was occupied which would inhibit future growth. The faculty also had demands, they wanted their residence to be near the site, the athletic and academic facilities to be close by and they did not support the separation of the sexes. However opposition did not stop these three men, they proved to be triumphant when the Board of Trustees approved the Oak Hill Site and began negotiations with the golf club in November of 1921.
The expansion did not come without a heavy price tag. Oak Hill agreed to turn over the land as long as the University acquired a new site for their golf course as well as pay to design and landscape the new land. These demands
Information compiled by Erin Budd during the summer of 2001.
Location. 43° 7.678′ N, 77° 37.837′ W. Marker is in Rochester, New York, in Monroe County. Marker can be reached from Wilson Blvd. 0.2 miles north of Elmwood Avenue. Touch for map. As indicated in the pictures, this marker is tucked into the bushes by the entrance to this residence hall. 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. Indian Town (approx. 0.2 miles away); Trophy Cannon presented to Monroe County by Hon. O.F. Williams. (approx. 0.3 miles away); Civil War Memorial in Mount Hope Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away); To the Memory of (approx. 0.4 miles away); Ninth of November, 1886 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Hartwell Carver, M.D. (approx. 0.6 miles away); Curtis Point (approx. 0.7 miles away); Frederick Douglass (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rochester.
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