Monroe Co-Operative Building Lot Association of Rochester Records

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Monroe Co-Operative Building Lot Association of Rochester records
Creator: Monroe Co-Operative Building Lot Association of Rochester
Call Number: D.558
Dates: 1870-1893
Physical Description: .23 Cubic feet
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Table of Contents:

Biographical/Historical Note
Scope and Content
Subject(s)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Access
Use
Citation
Related Materials
Content List
Series I: Business records
Collection Overview
Title: Monroe Co-Operative Building Lot Association of Rochester records
Creator: Monroe Co-Operative Building Lot Association of Rochester
Call Number: D.558
Dates: 1870-1893
Physical Description: .23 Cubic feet
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Biographical/Historical Note
The Monroe Co-Operative Building Lot Association of Rochester was organized around the year of 1872. This association was one of 16 co-operative building lot associations listed in the 1878 Rochester City Directory. From 1873 to 1874, the association purchased land in what used to be the town of Gates, but was annexed by Rochester to its western edge. Deeds in this collection show that the land was purchased from Henry L. Fairchild and wife, Samuel L. Rockfellow and wife, and Thomas W. Perkins and wife. The association paid $38,000 for the land and divided it into 179 lots. The lots were located in Rochester between Rowe Street and "Deep Hollow" Creek, bordered by the Erie Canal.

Thomas Hilts was the president of the association, serving with vice president Oliver Hagen and several others serving roles as directors, treasurers, secretaries, and attorneys. In 1875, the association moved its meeting location to 39 Arcade Street in Rochester and issued its first annual report. In 1877, President Thomas E. Hilts died and by 1878, new individuals began occupying empty officer roles.

By 1883, E.S. Ettenheimer, a Jewish watch and jewelry company owner, had become President of the association. Ettenheimer was also one of the directors of the Union Bank of Rochester in 1886; his wife was treasurer of the Hebrew Ladies Association. It is unclear when the Monroe Co-Operative Building Lot association went out of business. In 1886, the association was still selling lots. The 1891 Rochester City Directory does not list the association, yet the reports of the Superintendent of the Banks of the State of New York relative to Savings and Loans lists the association as late as 1915.

Scope and Content
The Monroe Co-Operative Building Lot Association of Rochester records, 1872-1879, highlights the period of expansion of the city of Rochester's western edges in the 1870s. Documents include shareholder and membership certificates for the sales of lots to numerous individuals, three treasurer books, bonds, discharge of mortgages, assignments of mortgages, indentures and mortgages, and related documents, including surveyor reports by Daniel Drummond, a rebuttal report, and a partial treasurer's report.

Subject(s):
New York (State)--Rochester
Real property
Real estate business
Account books
Bonds (legal records)
Deeds
Mortgages
Monroe Co-Operative Building Lot Association of Rochester
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Acquired through the generosity of the Taylor endowment, 2019.Access
The Monroe Co-Operative Building Lot Association of Rochester records is open for research use. Researchers are advised to contact Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation prior to visiting. Upon arrival, researchers will also be asked to fill out a registration form and provide photo identification.Use
Reproductions are made upon request but can be subject to restrictions. Permission to publish materials from the collection must currently be requested. Please note that some materials may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the researcher's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections. For more information contact rarebks@library.rochester.eduCitation
[Item title, item date], Monroe Co-Operative Building Lot Association of Rochester records, D.558, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of RochesterRelated Materials
Title: The William Otis Building Lot Association tract, [Rochester, N.Y.] / Gray & Storey, surveyors.

Main Author: Gray, William C

Call number: MAP ROCHES. 1900g


Administrative Information
Author: Brecht, Emilee and Weckea Lilly
Publisher: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
Address:
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Second Floor, Room 225
Rochester, NY 14627-0055
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Content List
Series I: Business records
Box 1, Folder 1Bonds, 1870-1876
Box 1, Folder 2Assignment of mortgages, 1872-1874
Box 1, Folder 3Deeds, 1872-1874
Box 1, Folder 4Treasurers' cash books, 1872-1873, 1893
Box 1, Folder 5Description of land (Rowe Street), 1873
Box 1, Folder 6Resolutions, 1875
Box 1, Folder 7Discharge of mortgages, 1875-1877
Box 1, Folder 8Shareholder/Membership certificates, 1875-1879
Box 1, Folder 9Treasurer's report, 1877
Box 1, Folder 10Surveyor's reports, undated
Box 1, Folder 11Rebuttal (surveyor's) report, undated


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