Historical Houses

George Eastman House

George Eastman House was the home of George Eastman (18541932) the founder of the Eastman Kodak Company. It was built in 1905 and opened to the public in 1949. The home contains artwork, photographs, film archives, and public rooms of Eastman's house. The outside has well kept gardens with a variety of plants and flowers. The original landscaping was done by Stephen DeForest.

Address: 900 East Avenue, Rochester, NY

George Eastman House website

Information about the gardens

George Eastman Wiki

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Hervey Ely House

The Hervey Ely House is a Greek Revival style home build in 1837. It was the home of Hervey Ely, an early Rochester mill and shop owner. When the price of flour dropped, he had to leave the house after only living in it for four years. It has passed through many different owners and it is now owned by the DAR Irondequoit Chapter. The visitor can get a good view of the home from the street and there are informative plaques with information about the home.

Address: 138 Troup Street, Rochester

Hervey Ely House Wiki

Picture of front of the Hervey Ely House. Picture of side of Hervey Ely House.