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RIT Boathouse architectural drawing

 Collection — Drawer: 11
Identifier: RITArc-0559

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of one color architectural drawing of the south elevation of the RIT's Gosnell Boathouse. The drawing was completed by the firm Handler, Grosso, Durfee + Associates and is dated July 11, 1999. The drawing depicts a green building with four gables.


  • Creation: 1999

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Biographical / Historical

The RIT boathouse opened in the fall of 1999. Frank Grosso and his firm, Handler, Grosso and Durfee and Associates were the original architects for the boathouse, winning a 2001 Design for Excellence Award by the AIA (American Institute of Architects) of Rochester.

The home of the men’s and women’s Tiger Crews was renamed The Gosnell Boathouse during a community celebration held on Friday, November 13, 2009. In attendance were honored guests, Mrs. Georgia Gosnell, Arthur Gosnell, and Elizabeth Gosnell-Miller.

The dedication ceremony took place at The Gosnell Boathouse, located on the east bank of the Genesee River, off of East River Road in the Rivers Run, Active Adult Community neighborhood. Crew athletes and alumni, coaches, administrators, and board members, all paid tribute to the Gosnell family for their generous support and commitment to bring the sport of rowing to fruition on the RIT campus. Speakers included Head Coach James Bodenstedt, founder of the program in 1993, President William Destler, crew alumnus, Christopher Frey, and Georgia Gosnell.

The Gosnell family, led by Thomas H. Gosnell, husband and father who died in April 2011, has played a key role in the success of the crew program. From an endowment that supports team operations and activities, to funding for several of the shells and a state-of-the art structure to house them, the family has been as dedicated to the crew through the years as many of its student athletes.

Extracted from RIT Athletics website, accessed November 2011.


2.38 Linear Feet (flat file)




The collection contains one architectural drawing of the RIT Gosnell Boathouse.


The collection consists of one item.

Physical Location

Reading room flat files, Drawer 14

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number(s): 2015:019


The drawing is 24 x 36 inches.

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Lisa Witt in February 2015.

RIT Boathouse architectural drawing
RIT Archives
Lisa Witt
18 February 2015
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Repository Details

Part of the RIT Archives Repository

Rochester NY 14623 USA