Saint Michael's Church (Rochester, New York)

Saint Michael's Church
43°10′28″N 77°36′47″W / 43.174439°N 77.613142°W / 43.174439; -77.613142
Location 869 North Clinton Avenue, Rochester, New York
Country  United States
Denomination Roman Catholic
Website St. Michael's Church
Dedicated 1892 (new church)
Status Parish church
Functional status "Active"
Architect(s) O. Knebel
Style Gothic Revival
Completed 1890
Construction cost US$150,000
Capacity 1100
Length 177 feet (53.9 m)
Width 92 feet (28.0 m)
Height 246 feet (75.0 m)
Materials Medina sandstone

Saint Michael's of Rochester Roman Catholic church located in Rochester, New York. Standing at 246 feet (75 m), it is the 10th tallest building in Rochester.[1]


It is a Gothic-style stone church in the form of a Latin cross, 177 feet (54 m) long and 92 feet (28 m) feet wide. Plans and designs for the church began in 1887, and in 1890 it was finished and dedicated. The Lockport sandstone and Medina brownstone were hauled by barge down the Erie Canal. The building was designed to seat 1,100 parishioners.[2] The organ was built by J. W. Steere & Son Organ Company of Springfield, Mass and has 2,169 pipes. The church bells were manufactured by the Meneely and Kimberly foundry, and by the McShane Bell Foundry.

See also


  1. Saint Michael's Church
  2. Saint Michael's of Rochester History

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Preceded by
Powers Building
Tallest building in Rochester, NY
246 feet (75 m)

Succeeded by
Kodak Tower
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