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Harold Stewart Bishop print

 Collection — Print: 1
Identifier: RITArt-0114

Scope and Contents

The Harold Stewart Bishop print is an etching of the Reynolds Arcade building from approximately 1920. The print is a view from across the street looking at the front of the building. The design of the building and the word "Arcade" on the front indicate that it was the Reynolds Arcade building.

The matted and framed etched print measures approximately 10" x 6." Other businesses located in the building indicated by signs drawn on the building are: Western Union Telegraph and Cable Office, New York Florists, Cigars, Shoes and Confections. The street in front of the building has many people walking up and down and a car also appears in the scene.


  • Creation: circa 1920

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Biographical / Historical

Harold Stewart Bishop (1884-?) was known as a painter, etcher, lithographer, and teacher.

The Reynolds Arcade building was built by Abelard Reynolds in 1828 at 16 E Main St, Rochester, NY. Reynolds (1758-1878) was Rochester's first postmaster. The building became the first home of the Athenaeum. The city of Rochester was only twelve years old when a group of men assembled in the newly built Reynolds Arcade to found the Athenaeum. One of them, Nathaniel Rochester after whom the city is named, became the first president of the Athenaeum, and so the first leader of the institution now known as RIT.

According to, the original Reynolds Arcade building was demolished and replaced in 1932 with the current ten-story Art Deco building that stands today. This building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.


1 Item(s)




Print by Harold Stewart Bishop depicting the Reynolds Arcade located in Rochester, NY. The Reynolds Arcade building was the first home of the Athenaeum, one of RIT's founding organizations.


There is only one item in the collection.

Physical Location

Art Cubby 15

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was purchased in July 2016. Accession number(s): 2016:043

Processing Information

Finding aid created by Jennifer Roeszies in November 2016.


Harold Stewart Bishop print
RIT Art Collection
Jennifer Roeszies
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Repository Details

Part of the RIT Archives Repository

Rochester NY 14623 USA