history

The Crossroads Building, located at the corner of State and East Main Street, is a Rochester, New York landmark. Interested in becoming a part of our unique history? Contact us for rent inquiries.

 
 
 
Main Street at Four Corners, Rochester, N.Y. around 1895 [slide]. Photo.LibraryWeb.org. 1 slide : col. ; 35 mm. City Hall Photo Lab vintage collection. 1986 June.

Main Street at Four Corners, Rochester, N.Y. around 1895 [slide].
Photo.LibraryWeb.org. 1 slide : col. ; 35 mm. City Hall Photo Lab vintage collection. 1986 June.

1879 - Elwoods builiding

Opened in 1879, built in memory of Frank Elwoods’ father, Isaac, the Elwood Building opened in 1879 from designs by James G. Cutler, it featured a corner tower and menacing gargoyles.  This was the first building in the world to install a mail chute for their tenants.

 
 
 
Wilder and Crossroads buildings, Rochester N.Y [slide]. Photo.LibraryWeb.org . 1 slide : col. ; 35 mm. City Hall Photo Lab contemporary collection .  1986 June.

Wilder and Crossroads buildings, Rochester N.Y [slide].
Photo.LibraryWeb.org . 1 slide : col. ; 35 mm. City Hall Photo Lab contemporary collection. 1986 June.

1969 - Genesee Crossroads building opens 

December 1965, the Genesee Crossroads project was added.  The building would hold a branch of Security Bank and Trust Company as well as lawyers and banking offices.  The plans were drawn by world famous New York City architects, Kahn and Jacobs. Kahn and Jacobs were the force behind the design of Bloomingdale’s, Bergdorf Goodman’s and the original site of the New York Times in New York City.  The Crossroads building officially opened in 1969.

 
 
 
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Today

The Crossroads building stands as Rochester’s 12th tallest building at 215 feet, with 17 stories and over 187,000 square feet of rentable space.  The Crossroads building offers the ease of entering their building and being able to continuously walk to the riverside through a connecting hallway to the Reynolds Arcade and First Federal Plaza.  In 1988 the Crossroads building was purchased by Mr. Mike Futerman, to this day the building is still family owned and operated in Rochester, NY.

 

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