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Sunday, June 7, 2015

The Rochester Warner Family Legacy #6

Well - have been busy with working from the call center for the past month and a half giving me little to no time to work on this site when I get home.  But, there are 3 buildings left to talk about in this series so I will push to get through them. 

Here is the Warner Castle.  It was designed as a residence in one of the richest parts of Rochester.  It was designed by Andrew Jackson Warner with(it is believed)input from his son.  It stayed within the family it was designed for for many yrs. Then sat empty for many more. 

During its occupancy the husband contracted and built  what is now one of the wonders of the city.  The sunken gardens.  Wanting to emulate the grand English - hidden gardens they created a jewel right in their own back yard. 

Now it is a tourist attraction and a fought over venue for weddings and parties.  But the site is well protected from development, giving us a well preserved piece of our past.

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