Liberty Hill
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Name Liberty Hill
Building Number 100
Abbreviation N/A
Zone OFF GRID

Liberty Hill refers to the home of RIT's President.

History

Liberty Hill, or Liberty Hill Farm as it was called when it was install built, was constructed in 1839 by the Hanks family. The Hanks family maintained the land until 1919 when it was sold to Frank W. Lovejoy Sr. of Eastman Kodak. Liberty Hill stayed in the Lovejoy family until 1979 when it was donated to RIT by Lovejoy’s son, Frank Lovejoy Jr., and his wife Lynn Lovejoy, in honor of the university’s 150 anniversary. Since RIT’s seventh president Dr. M. Richard Rose and his wife first took up residence at Liberty Hill, the property has been referred to as the RIT president’s house.

The Destler Family

President Destler had a 60kW solar array installed in the backyard, with the goal to reduce Liberty Hill's power usage. “The house averages over summer and winter something like 60KWhr a day of consumption,” which includes Destler’s Chevy Volt, “and I would say our average production from the rig is 40-50[KWhr].” [citation needed]


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