In collaboration with the city of Rochester, we are proud to announce the completion of the Golden Bicentennial Monument. Comprised of a sun dial sculpture, or gnomon, designed by Michigan artist Russell Thayer and brick hardscape in Rochester Municipal Park, the monument is a reminder of the legacy of the city of Rochester, founded 200 years ago, in 1817. Encircling the sun dial are historic decade stones detailing the long history of the area.
The bricks used in the Golden Bicentennial Monument were reclaimed from the original downtown Rochester Main street, dating back to the early 1900s. These hand selected bricks were recently found and set aside for this historic monument. Additionally, the City of Rochester put together a time capsule, full of items that will be opened in 100 years (2117), for future generations to discover and enjoy.