SUSAN B.

ANTHONY

Susan B. Anthony
Susan B. Anthony

City of Rochester Communications

press to zoom
Susan B. Anthony
Susan B. Anthony

City of Rochester Communications

press to zoom
1/1

A FEW POPULAR ATTRACTIONS

FUN FACTS

Neighborhoods can change over time. If you have suggestions for an addition or update, please contact us and we will consider it at our next review.

Rochester is a city that is rooted in social justice and advocacy work. From abolitionist Frederick Douglass’ publication The North Star to Emma Goldman’s selfless efforts to improve factory conditions for American women, this city has been graced with powerful figures that have shaped our nation’s history. 

 

The namesake of this neighborhood, Susan B. Anthony, is one of the most prominent activists to come out of this region. Anthony dedicated her life to the fight for gender equality, and worked tirelessly as an advocate for women’s rights. During her political career, Anthony lived on Madison Street with her sister, Mary. The Anthony family home and the house next door now compose the National Historic Landmark Susan B. Anthony House Museum and Visitor’s Center, which attracts visitors from around the world.

 

The legacy of social progress and activism is still strong in the Susan B. Anthony neighborhood. At the 540WMain Communiversity, Rochesterians can take classes on anti-racism, feminism, gentrification and entrepreneurship. The 1872 Cafe, resting on West Main Street, receives its name from the 1872 Presidential Election, where Susan B. Anthony and fourteen other women illegally exercised their right to vote. On King Street, there is a Frederick Douglass Resource Center that offers information on Douglass’ life and legacy for tourists, educators and students.