Situated in the Neighborhood of the Arts, George Eastman House is part of the East Avenue Preservation District which stretches a mile and a half along East Avenue and is one of the principal arteries in and out of Rochester. Once home to our region’s most notable citizen, the 111-year old Colonial Revival style mansion encompasses 35,000 square feet within 50 rooms. George Eastman—the innovative entrepreneur, founder of Eastman Kodak Company and renowned philanthropist—lived here from 1905 until his death in 1932.
The historic mansion and surrounding buildings were granted landmark status and listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1966. A distinction of being a National Historic Landmark is also being held to a high standard of maintenance and preservation.
Historic preservation is a perpetual activity and it is vital to the long-term sustainability of George Eastman House, one of Rochester’s architectural gems and a major tourist destination. Your support of this ongoing effort will help to ensure that current and future generations will be able to enjoy and learn about George Eastman, and how his vision and philanthropy significantly impacted our community and our world.