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
Mt. Hope Campus Mt. Hope Professional Building

2002 Aerial Photo of the Mt. Hope Professional Building

The Elmwood Medical Building was developed by Wilmorite, Inc. simultaneously with their adjacent Towne House Motor Inn.  The building housed a variety of medical offices, including several University offices starting around 1968.  The University bought the building around October 1979 and renamed it the Mt. Hope Professional Building.  It was torn down in 2013 to facilitate construction of College Town.

1957 "Motor Inn Under Way at Mt. Hope-Elmwood," Democrat and Chronicle, August 23, 1957, Page 16.
Towne House Motor Inn, also Elmwood Medical Building.

1962 "Elmwood Firm Buys Property for $105,000," Democrat and Chronicle, November 8, 1962, Page 23.
Elmwood Medical Building, Inc., owner of a medical center at 1351 Mt. Hope Ave., yesterday purchased for $105,000 adjacent vacant land at 1375 Mt. Hope Ave.

1974 "Treatment to be baaed on team effort," Democrat and Chronicle, May 8, 1974, Page 8B.
The establishment in March of the new University of Rochester Cancer Center, has ushered in a new spirit of cooperation in the approach to cancer treatment.  For the past three years, he said, the oncology department has received grants of $780,000 a year from the National Cancer Institute headquartered in Washington, D.C. Now that the center has developed into a full-fledged operation with an administrative base in the Elmwood Road medical building, "we've applied for a grant of comparable amounts for a period of five years," he said.

1975 "The new, the old," Democrat and Chronicle, February 20, 1975, Page 7B.
Pneumatic tubes to carry laboratory specimens connect the new Strong Memorial Hospital, right, with labs in the Elmwood Medical Building on Mt. Hope Avenue. About 425 patients will be transferred from the old hospital, at left, into the new, $70.4 million structure Tuesday. The tubes run along Crittenden Boulevard and will be used until labs are moved into the hospital this spring.

1997 "A Bigger Mt. Hope Wegmans," Democrat and Chronicle, July 9, 1997, Page 10D.
The chain will lease a site from UR to build a 70,000-square-foot supermarket.
Wegmans Food Markets said yesterday it plans to build a 70,000-square-foot supermarket on the southwest corner of Mt. Hope and Elmwood avenues to replace a 37-year-old store less than a block away.
The Gates-based supermarket chain has reached agreement in principle to lease a 7.3-acre site from the University of Rochester. The site is occupied by the UR Towne House and the Mt. Hope Professional Building and is adjacent to the 21,000-square-foot Mt. Hope Wegmans, at Mt. Hope and Crittenden Boulevard.
Terms of the agreement, which is subject to approval, were not disclosed. Wegmans is not expected to take possession of the property until mid-1999, said UR spokesman Robert Kraus.
"The idea in principle is that we would be leasing them the 7.3 acres for 40 years," Kraus said. After that, the 3.1 acres occupied by the Mt. Hope Wegmans and the leased property would revert to the university.
Wegmans spokeswoman Jo Natale said additional leased retail space would be built adjacent to the super market, but she had no details. Natale characterized the current store as "small and needing to be updated. It's not possible to carry a broad selection of products that are really necessary for those shoppers." The last new construction by Wegmans within the Rochester city limits was the Driving Park Avenue store, built in 1964, Natale said. She said Wegmans hopes to keep the Mt. Hope store open until the new store is completed. She said the company could not estimate how long it would take to build the store once it leases the land. Kraus said part of the Towne House property, built in the early 1950s, is used for telecommunications and computing departments. The need to move those departments is the reason Wegmans will not be able to take possession of the property sooner.

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