Historic Brighton 2024 Summer Event

Leander McCord: Rochester’s Architect of
the Roaring Twenties

old photo of architect Leander W. McCord Jr.

Architect Leander McCord, Jr.

  • Sunday, June 16, 2024 – 2 p.m.
  • Brighton Town Hall – 2300 Elmwood Ave. – Please note venue change!
  • Presented by: Christopher Brandt
  • Free and open to the public

Leander W. McCord Jr. was one of the Rochester region’s foremost residential architects of the Jazz Age. His career spanned from the early 1910s through the late 1940s, reaching its zenith during the roaring ‘20s when his design capabilities were in demand by the rich and famous, as well as by the expanding middle class. McCord crafted his homes in a multitude of styles, but his specialty was stately and whimsical Tudor Revival designs that rivaled the work of the esteemed Syracuse architect Ward Wellington Ward.

Historic Brighton 2024 Summer Event

Leander McCord: Rochester’s Architect of
the Roaring Twenties

old photo of architect Leander W. McCord Jr.

Architect Leander McCord, Jr.

  • Sunday, June 16, 2024 – 2 p.m.
  • Brighton Town Hall – 2300 Elmwood Ave. – Please note venue change!
  • Presented by: Christopher Brandt
  • Free and open to the public

Leander W. McCord Jr. was one of the Rochester region’s foremost residential architects of the Jazz Age. His career spanned from the early 1910s through the late 1940s, reaching its zenith during the roaring ‘20s when his design capabilities were in demand by the rich and famous, as well as by the expanding middle class. McCord crafted his homes in a multitude of styles, but his specialty was stately and whimsical Tudor Revival designs that rivaled the work of the esteemed Syracuse architect Ward Wellington Ward.

photo of house designed by architect Leander W. McCord Jr.

Rochester residence designed by Leander W. McCord Jr.

After his death McCord’s name faded into obscurity, despite having designed hundreds of homes and buildings. Since 2008, Christopher Brandt has been researching and raising awareness about Mr. McCord’s life and career. This presentation, richly illustrated, explores the remarkable accomplishments of a man whose legacy left a lasting impact on the architectural character of the greater Rochester region generally and the Town of Brighton in particular.

About the speaker:

Christopher Brandt is Project Architect at Bero Architecture, PLLC