History of the Campuses and Buildings of the University of Rochester
United States Hotel Prince Street Campus Eastman School of Music Medical Center River Campus Mid-Campus South Campus Mt. Hope Campus Graduate, Family and Veteran Housing Central Utilities Other Off-Site Buildings
Medical Center Supplies & Accounts Building (4900)

Architect's rendering of the new Supplies and Accounts Building, from Rochester Review 16(4):5 (March 1955)

1961 View of the Supplies and Accounts Building

The Supplies and Accounts Building, also known as S&A, was designed to centralize a number of services for the University, including buildings and grounds, purchasing, accounting, general stores, printing department, and maintenance shops.  The building was a "T" shape and included a two-story section parallel to Elmwood Avenue, a single story section with shops and storage space adjacent to the Staff House. and Athletic Center. and a corridor between these two older buildings to connect with the main building.

In 1966, Purchasing and General Stores moved from the S & A Building to Jefferson Road and the River Campus Physical Plant moved from S & A to South Plymouth Avenue.

The building was demolished in 2023 to accommodate the Emergency Department Expansion and new Patient Care Tower project.

1955 "U. of R. to Construct New Supplies Building," Democrat and Chronicle, January 17, 1955, Page 14.
A new $400,000 supplies and accounts building.  The first floor of the building will house University maintenance shops, a garage, the printing department, and general stores. Offices of the University purchasing, accounting, and buildings and grounds departments will be on the second floor.

1955 "New Supplies and Accounts Building Rises at Medical Center," Rochester Review 16(4):5 (March 1955)
With the opening of the new supplies and accounts building, the River Campus service building will be remodeled for University School of Liberal and Applied Studies, now located on the Prince Street Campus.  The remodeling will provide new University School administrative offices, classrooms, and laboratories. University School will move to the River Campus next fall when the merger of the Women's and Men's Colleges will take place.

1955 "Huge Moving Task Underway," Rochester Review 16(5):4,15 (May 1955)
Women's College administrative offices will be moved in July, and the buildings and grounds department will be moved from the River Campus Service Building to the new Supplies and Accounts Building in Elmwood Avenue, along with the purchasing, accounting, general stores, printing department, and maintenance shops.

1955 "Women's College Moving Completed This Week," Democrat and Chronicle, September 9, 1955, Page 22.
The bursar's office in charge of Robert F. Moser will also remain at Prince Street until the new Supplies and Accounts building in Elmwood Avenue at the Medical Center is completed in the fall.  The.new administrative offices will be on the second floor of the south and west wings of the women's residence halls, which have been named Lewis H. Morgan Hall and Susan B. Anthony Halls, respectively. Except for the offices of University School of Liberal and Applied Studies, which will remain in Catherine Strong Hall, at Prince Street and University Avenue, until the remodeling of the former service building at the River Campus is finished sometime in the fall, the removal of the administrative offices will complete the transfer to the River Campus.

1966 "Physical Plant's New Home Has "Unique" Features," University Record 4(2):7 (February 1966)
In mid-January, Physical Plant superintendent Jim Young’s staff moved from the Supplies and Accounts (S & A) Building and the basement of Hopeman Engineering Building to 1236 Plymouth Ave. South.

1977 History of the University of Rochester, 1850-1962, by Arthur J. May.  Expanded edition with notes
Chapter 35, Reunion of the Colleges
The trustees also authorized the erection of a Service and Accounts Building adjacent to the Medical Center for offices, storage, and the like, and remodelled the former service building for use by the University School.
Chapter 37, In Pursuit of Excellence
For accounting, purchasing, and River Campus maintenance offices a red brick, two-story Supplies and Accounts Building was erected (1956) near Elmwood Avenue and adjoining the Medical Center.

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