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Thomas W. Boyde Jr. Historical Society

Written by on April 8, 2022

The Architecture of Thomas W. Boyde, Jr. 

Tuesday, April 12, 7:00 p.m. Greece Public Library


Thomas W. Boyde, Jr. designed hundreds of buildings in the Rochester area that were instrumental in shaping the mid-century city and suburbs. The body of work of Rochester’s first African American architect has yet to be fully appreciated, as debates over the extent of his involvement in a handful of rominent projects have overshadowed his real contributions to the built environment. This presentation explores Boyde’s life and his prolific career, challenges in documenting the work of African American architects practicing in the mid-20th century, and ways to bring new appreciation to the work of this supremely talented architect who left a remarkable legacy in the greater Rochester area.


The presenters are part of a team working with the Greece Historical Society to explore and document Boyde’s work: Christopher Brandt, project architect, Bero Architecture; Katie Eggers Comeau, Vice President for Policy and Preservation, Preservation League of New York State, previously architectural historian at Bero Architecture; and Jeffery A. “Free” Harris, independent historian and preservation consultant based in Hampton, VA.

RESERVATION REQUIRED  https://www.greecepubliclibrary.org/ click on “Events” then “Calendar” then April 12



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