Building Name: Warner Castle

Warner Castle on Mt. Hope Avenue. The Warner Castle was originally a private residence for Horatio G. Warner, a prominent Rochester citizen.

Street Address: Mt. Hope Avenue

Present Use (2003): Rochester Civic Garden Center

Building Information

Date Built:1854

Original Owner: It was built for Horatio G. Warner, who was a lawyer, a judge, a newspaper publisher and a banker

Original Use: private home

Subsequent Uses: Other occupants included son J.B.Y. Warner, artist George D. Ramsdell, candy manufacturer F. H. Dennis and Christopher Gian-Cursio (who used it as a convalescent home). It later became the Rochester Civic Garden Center.


Warner Castle, an Old Landmark.

Rochester Civic Garden Center entrance.

Design and Style: Modeled after an English castle, it has 22 rooms, black walnut woodwork, and thick stone walls

Architect/Builder: Merwin Austin

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