Our Community and Facility
Genesee Co-op FCU is located in the southeast section of the City of Rochester, NY. Most residents think of this section of the city as the South Wedge, although it is actually made up of a number of different neighborhoods in the southeast part of the City.
RochesterCityLiving.com describes the SOUTHEAST neighborhoods like this:
- Housing covers the gamut from charming cottages in Swillburg and South Wedge, substantial single-family homes in the Ellwanger-Barry and Highland-Cobbs Hill areas to landmark dwellings in historic Wadsworth Square and estate-like Greek Revival mansions and grounds on East and Park Avenues, plus condos and charming apartments, both new and converted.
- Neighborhoods offer distinctive housing in scenic and historic settings, tree-lined streets with park views, revitalized commercial areas with unique boutiques and restaurants and an active social context for young singles.
- Public schools include Monroe High School, the School of the Arts, School Without Walls and several elementary schools.
- The major employers are institutions, of which the largest is the University of Rochester and its Medical Center, consisting of Highland and Strong Memorial Hospitals.
- Scenic, leisure-time and cultural resources abound: Rochester Museum and Science Center and Planetarium, the Eastman House International Museum of Photography, Cobb's Hill Recreation Area and Center (fishing/skating pond, tennis courts. playing fields and playground) and Highland Park's 155 acres of famous lilacs and other blooms, the Highland Bowl concert stage and scenic, historic Mt. Hope Cemetery. Parkland in the Southeast totals 1,195 acres.
South Wedge Neighborhood
The South Wedge is a diverse community and hub of activity. For more information about our immediate neighborhood, read the following article from The Daily Record: rochestercityliving. Other valuable resources include the South Wedge Planning Committee's website at http://www.swpc.org/ and the South Wedge online community at http://southwedge.ning.com/. SWPC was actively involved in recruiting the Board of Genesee Co-op FCU to move into the neighborhood in the mid-90's. The CU made the move to the South Wedge neighborhood in 1998, expanding to serve Rochester neighborhoods rather than just Rochester area organizations. Please visit our About Us page for more specifics about the neighborhoods and organizations we proudly serve.
Genesee Co-op FCU has been located at 395 Gregory Street in the historic building known as Weider Hall since 2005. This 1885 building was built by Philip Weider (pronounced WIDER), on the site of his former house, for the purpose of opening a grocery store. A beautiful ballroom is located on the third floor of the building and according to an article in the Democrat and Chronicle the ballroom is "the last of its kind in Rochester." To view a video/multimedia link on Weider Hall, go to:
The Board of Directors of Genesee Co-op FCU took great care in overseeing the design of the interior of the credit union to preserve the architectural beauty of the building. The original exposed brick walls have been maintained and panels of windows were set in place drawing natural light to our interior. State of the art security systems enhance the safety and security for our members and staff. A wheelchair ramp inclines gradually to our doors that can be electronically opened and a gracious teller space that can be easily reached from a seated position welcomes members with disabilities.
Our lobby walls are adorned with artwork of credit union members. We invite a new artist to display her or his art each quarter. If you are a member interested in showing your artwork, please contact the CU at 585-461-2230, x 12.