Susan B. Anthony Memorial Hall

Hand-colored period postcard depicts the 1914 Anthony Memorial Hall on the University of Rochester’s historic Prince Street Campus. Image courtesy of the University of Rochester.

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Type: Unmarked Location Involved: Anthony, Susan B.
Location: 421 University Avenue
Rochester, NY
Cause: Woman’s Rights / Suffrage

Susan B. Anthony Memorial Hall, erected in 1914, was named for woman suffrage champion Susan B. Anthony. It was a landmark on the University of Rochester’s Prince Street Campus (opened 1861, closed 1955), serving as a women’s gymnasium and meeting venue.

In 1955, the Women’s Residence Hall was opened on the University’s new River Campus, with one wing named for Anthony. The former Anthony Memorial Hall was divested, serving until quite recently as a home for the independent nonprofit Visual Studies Workshop. In 1974 the entire River Campus residence hall was renamed for Anthony.