History of the Edward G Miner House

Edward G. Miner, who originally built the property in 1906 (designed by noted architect Claude Bragdon) was a successful businessman and philanthropist. He came to Rochester from Illinois to help his brother run a family business and transformed the Pfaudler Company into an international operation. His commitment to the Rochester community was evidenced in his early leadership as president of Rochester’s Chamber of Commerce, trustee of the University of Rochester for more than 40 years, chairman of the UofR’s Board of Trustees from 1938 to 1945, and in the legacy that is the Edward G. Miner Library at the University of Rochester Medical Center.