|52 Love Street - Flower City Habitat's 100th house.
The Brown Street Project is a $2.5 million, 40-home effort on Brown, Love, Silver and Taylor Streets in Rochester's southwest quadrant. Flower City Habitat for Humanity became involved with the project with the construction of one house on Brown St. in 1998. We have since built 14 homes in the neighborhood.
Condemned and abandoned workers' cottages are gradually being replaced by new, single family homes. New sidewalks, curbs and landscaping are transforming what was once one of Rochester's most neglected neighborhoods into a safe, thriving place to live.
The Brown Street project is a collaborative effort between the City of Rochester, Flower City Habitat for Humanity, the Urban League (which has built 7 homes there) and Providence Housing, which has built several rental units.
It is in this area that we built our 100th house, at 52 Love St. The founder and president of Habitat for Humanity, Millard Fuller, was on hand to celebrate this milestone with us. It is also home to our 200th house at 629 Brown Street, made possible though the fundraising and volunteer efforts of Habitat Interfaith Partnership.