Where did University Avenue get it’s name?

4-686-07CC_ArchHistory_Poster_FFor local history enthusiasts, the answer to this question is no surprise. University Avenue is so named for its historic role as the main thoroughfare through the original University of Rochester Campus. Indeed, many of the university’s buildings still stand and have been re-purposed to house a variety of schools, businesses, and organizations, including the School of the Arts, Visual Studies Workshop, and the American Red Cross, among others. The stately buildings on University Avenue and on side streets surrounding the Memorial Art Gallery have interesting stories to tell.

Sue Nurse, recently retired Visual Resources Coordinator and Assistant Archivist at the Memorial Art Gallery, has been researching the old campus architecture and will discuss her research during a talk sponsored by the Art Division in the Kate Gleason Auditorium from noon to 1 p.m. on September 17. We hope you can join us for this stroll down memory lane.

Please register at http://tinyurl.com/kjojmq8 or call 585-428-8140.

Published in: on August 18, 2014 at 11:46 am  Leave a Comment  

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