Carey H. Brown Papers. [box #,folder #]. Local History and Genealogy Division, Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County N.Y.
Scope and Content:
Carey H. Brown was a former Chamber of Commerce committee chair and secretary of the Rochester Civic Improvement Association. Materials in this collection are related to city planning, and date from 1933 to 1935. They include
Biographical / Historical:
Colonel Carey H. Brown was born in Ohio in 1886. He attended West Point, class of 1910, and served in the Army Corps of Engineers until 1930. He was noted for developing the zoning regulations of Washington, D.C. Upon retiring from the Army in 1930, Brown moved to Rochester to serve as the first director of the Rochester Civic Improvement Association. He also worked for Eastman Kodak from 1934 to 1954 as superintendent for construction, maintenance, shops, utilities, transportation and materials. He also served as chairman of the Civic Center Commission in the 1950s, resigning in August of 1958 as part of a major dispute regarding the use of outside consultants on the Civic Center project. In retirement, Brown operated a dairy farm in Scottsville before moving to Washingon, D. C in 1972. He passed away on August 3, 1984.