Photo: David Hagaman House, ca. 1840, 661 Highland Avenue, Rochester, NY. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1994. Photographed by User:DanielPenfield (own work), 2013, [cc-by-3.0 (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons, accessed April, 2014.
Highland Park (also known as Elwanger-Barry) is a city neighborhood with approximately 2,000 homes. In 1914, the Ellwanger & Barry Realty Co., ran newspaper advertisements which included the text, Houses all new with all modern improvements — streets paved, trees planted, everything updated.
The neighborhood's namesake is Highland Park, created from land donated to the City of Rochester by Ellwanger and Barry in 1888. This was Rochester's first park, and was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted. George Ellwanger was a noted German horticulturist who emigrated from Germany to Rochester in 1840. Patrick Barry emigrated from Belfast Ireland in 1836. He founded the Mount Hope Garden and Nurseries in Rochester. After the death of Andrew Jackson Downing, Barry succeed him for a time as editor of The Gardening Magazine.
One finds late 19th and early 20th century homes throughout the neighborhood, including many examples of the American Foursquare.
The neighborhood is generally bounded by Gregory Street, Clinton Avenue South, Highland Avenue, and South Avenue.
Alpine Street • Bellevue Drive • Benton Street • Blakeney Place • Bly Street • Burkhard Place • Caroline Street • Carroll Place • Cayuga Street • Clinton Avenue South • Crawford Street • Diem Street • Doctors Drive • Goebel Place • Goodman Street South • Greenview Drive • Gregory Hill Road • Gregory Street • Highland Avenue • Highland Parkway • Howard Street • Linden Street • Meigs Street • Mount Vernon Avenue • Mulberry Street • Nicholson Street • Oakland Street • Paul Place • Pineturn Drive • Raymond Street • Reservoir Avenue • Rockingham Street • Seager Street • South Avenue • Washburn Park • Weider Street • Whitmore Street