J. Foster Warner was born in 1859 in Rochester, where he also died in spring 1937. Warner studied architecture as an apprentice in his father's office. He opened his own office in 1884. He was elected a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects in 1897 and was made a delegate to the International Congress of Architects in London in 1906. He designed many commercial and public buildings in Rochester and Buffalo, New York; Toronto and Montreal, Canada; and Erie, Pennsylvania as well as many of Rochester's large residences.
Monroe County Court House, Rochester
Central Fire Headquarters, Rochster
Rochester Orphan Home
The Mechanics Institute, Rochester
The George Eastman House, Rochester