View of the Gate House, Cobb's Hill Reservoir, Rochester, N.Y.

In the early 1900's, the City of Rochester began to acquire portions of Gideon Cobb's 300-acre tract with the intent to develop a public park for its citizens. George Eastman's philanthropic donation of the hilltop acreage secured not only a spot for a city drinking water reservior, but as urged by park designer, Frederick Law Olmsted, a 640 ft high, panoramic, skyline view of the city. The 1908 construction of the park reservoir, along with the J. Foster Warner designed, Greek-Revival, granite gatehouse set Cobb's Hill Park aside as a uniquely, local favorite picnicking spot.

Present-Day View would be from Cobb's Hill, click here.


Gate House, Cobb's Hill Reservoir, Rochester, N.Y.

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