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Wilder Building

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Identification

Wilder Building
125104

Map

Structure in General

high-rise building
existing [completed]
brick
applied masonry
red
romanesque revival

Usages

commercial office

Facts

  • It was one of the first to use mail chutes, an invention of the building's architect, J. G. Cutler. Cutler marketed the idea successfully with his Cutler Mail Chute Co.
  • Designed in the Romanesque style of H. H. Richardson, the Wilder Building features rusticated stonework at the street level, pressed red brick decorated with terra cotta on the upper floors, multiple arched windows, and decorative turrets.
  • It has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1985.
  • The building was named for its builder, Samuel Wilder, who was a prominent banker and real estate developer.
  • It surpassed the nearby Powers Building as Rochester's tallest, until the Powers retook the lead with the addition of its tower.

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Location

1 East Main Street
1 East Main Street
14614
Rochester
New York
U.S.A.

Technical Data

170.00 ft
11
1887
1888
2

Features & Amenities

  • City landmark
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