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Noted Architect John Page Visits Bent's

Noted preservationist architect John Page of Bero Architecture visited Bent's yesterday to gather information to create plans for renovating the building's facade. Accompanied by intern architect Christopher Brandt, John made a complete tour of Bent's, calling it a “lovely” building. He singled out the third-floor opera house as a “gem,” and noted that, while his firm is often approached about restoring opera houses throughout the State, Bent's is a rare exception because its extensive millwork is essentially intact.
From left: Andrew Meier, Christoper Brandt, John Page. (Photos by Kelsie Withey)

From left: Andrew Meier, Christoper Brandt, John Page. (Photos by Kelsie Withey)

Both John and the firm's founding architect, John Bero, have previously expressed their enthusiasm for becoming involved in the Bent's renovation. Having been responsible for some of the most significant preservation and rehabilitation projects in Western New York, including Rochester's Central Trust Building and George Eastman, Susan B. Anthony, and Boynton Houses, Bero Architecture is a great fit for Bent's, and its plans for the facade will be a significant step forward in the effort to bring back Bent's.

MICHAEL GAUGHN