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Mechanics Institute parapet stone plaque

 Collection — Oversize: Item 1
Identifier: RITArc-0352

Scope and Contents

The plaque reads "Mechanics Institute Parapet Stone", from the 1894 building that housed MI, forerunner of RIT. It symbolizes the ongoing association of MI, RIT, and the School of Applied Industrial Studies with Rochester business and industry. The background is dark brown, and the lettering is gold. The Mechanics Institute parapet stone is a large metal plaque that was placed somewhere on the 50 West Main Street, or as it was referred to the City Center location. The plaque is approximately 18 x 10 inches and weighs 15-20 pounds. There are four holes, one in each corner where the screws would have been to hang.

Dates

  • 1976-

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Biographical / Historical

School of Applied Industrial Studies, a part of the College of Continuing Education, was the first tenant in the Rochester Insitute of Technology (RIT) City Center location in the late 1970's.

Extent

1.5 Linear Feet (Item)

Language

English

Overview

The Mechanics Institute parapet stone is a large metal plaque that was placed somewhere on the 50 West Main Street building, or as it was referred to, the City Center location. The plaque is approximately 18 x 10 inches and weighs 15-20 pounds.

Arrangement

Collection is a single item.

Physical Location

C.S. South, Shelf 220

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The item was deposited by RIT Facilities Management Departement. Accession number(s): 08:16

Physical Description

Use caution when lifting the plaque from the shelf as it is extremely heavy.

Dimensions

The plaque measures 18 x 10 inches.

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Jody Sidlauskas in December 2011.
Title
Mechanics Institute parapet stone
Subtitle
RIT Archives
Status
Published
Author
Jody Sidlauskas
Date
5 December 2011
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Undetermined
Script of description
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Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the RIT Archive Collections Repository

Contact:
RIT Libraries
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