Architectural Drawings

Architectural DrawingsThe Rochester Historical Society is home to over 5,000 architectural drawings, plans, renderings, and specifications spanning the mid-nineteenth century to the end of the twentieth century. Although the focus of the collection is on the buildings in Rochester, some drawings in the collection relate to buildings elsewhere in Western and Central New York.

With the help of a grant from the Rochester Area Community Foundation’s Lloyd E. Klos Historical Fund, we have cataloged a portion of our collection of drawings. Click on the Inventory List to see which ones are complete. Some of the architectural firms represented in our collection are:

Gordon & Madden
Gordon & Kaelber
Carl Ade
Charles W. Eldridge
Shanley & Sturges
Philip Winkler

For further questions, please contact William Keeler at (585) 623-8285 or