History of the Campuses and Buildings of the University of Rochester
United States Hotel Prince Street Campus Eastman School of Music Medical Center River Campus Mid-Campus South Campus Mt. Hope Campus Graduate, Family and Veteran Housing Central Utilities Other Off-Site Buildings
Mid-Campus University Park Apartments

University Park Apartments

University Park was built in 1948 with 184 permanent dwelling units of one or two bedrooms. 

1947 "Banks to Erect 184 Apartments for U.R. Needs," Democrat and Chronicle, June 11, 1947, Page 19.
University Park Apartments

1947 "Emil Mueller to Erect New UR Apartment," Democrat and Chronicle, June 28, 1947, Page 14.

1947 "Ground Broken for 27 Buildings in UR Rental Housing Project," Democrat and Chronicle, July 22, 1947, Page 18.

1948 "Apartments Rushing to Completion," Democrat and Chronicle, April 20, 1948, Page 13.
A third project, privately sponsored and designed to take the housing pressure off the University of Rochester faculty and married students, is also racing toward completion.
University Park, a 184-unit development in the triangle formed by Castleman Rd., Westmoreland Dr. and Kendrlck Rd., expects to open its doors to first tenants by June 15.
A total of 44 apartments will be ready by that date, with another 44 scheduled for Aug. 15, another group of 40 on Sept. 15, and the final group of 56 is expected to be ready by Nov. 15.

1977 History of the University of Rochester, 1850-1962, by Arthur J. May.  Expanded edition with notes
The First Century Ends
Acute housing shortages bore heavily upon faculty newcomers and staff technicians, but their plight was eased by the development of University Park on a thirteen acre parcel of ground south of the Medical Center near the Barge Canal. By agreement with the University, which sold it the land, a corporation of seven banks--one of them the Community Savings Bank of Rochester--undertook to construct an apartment complex of 184 permanent dwelling units of one or two bedrooms on an investment of around $1,500,000. Completed in 1949, preference in tenancy was reserved for families connected in some way with the University. It is a pity that no one proffered a suggestion to investigate the possibility of acquiring and rehabilitating the old United States Hotel on West Main Street, the first home of the University, for young faculty couples or graduate students.

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