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|Eastman School of Music||Annex 2|
|Eastman School of Music Annex 2 from City
of Rochester Property Information
|Picture showing bridges of both annexes over Swan Street, from Rochester
||Aerial Photo showing Annex 2.|
The second Eastman School Annex of twelve stories was built on the east side of Swan street and opened in 1927. It included two bridges to the Eastman School and provided classrooms, studios and soundproof practice rooms.two
This annex was built above the 1921 heating plant, whose three coal boilers were removed and shipped to Detroit. The old boiler room was used for storage and provided parking spaces for George Eastman, Rush Rhees, and Todd on concert nights parked their cars in the heating plant. Ten days before he took his life, Eastman wrote, "I am returning the key... as it is not likely that I will want to use the Swan Street garage any more...."
1927 "Music School Annex Nearly Completed," Democrat and Chronicle, February 7, 1927, Page 15.
Pupils to Have Security of Precious Jewels in Safe at Eastman School
Practice Room," Democrat and Chronicle, June 30, 1927, Page
This building has been built over the old boiler house of the institution. The interior of the boiler room furnishes a large storage space. The three boilers have been sold and are to be transported to Detroit.
Review 6(1):2 (October-November 1927)
New Eleven-Story Annex of Eastman School of Music on Swan Street, opened this Fall.
Book of the City of Rochester
Plate 1: Eastman Theatre Annex
of the University of Rochester, 1850-1962, by Arthur J.
May. Expanded edition with notes
Chapter 18, The Birth of a Music Center
The second annex, a ten-story structure built in 1926 and linked to the School by a covered bridge, greatly enlarged the number of classrooms, studio and practice rooms, and contained a special area for the opera department, a gymnasium, and a laundry. Eastman, Rhees, and Todd on concert nights parked their cars in the heating plant.
Ten days before he took his life, Eastman wrote, "I am returning the key... as it is not likely that I will want to use the Swan Street garage any more...."
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