WHEC Matchbook, c.1960

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Lawrence J. Hickson was a pioneer of radio in Rochester.  He began his experiments in 1911 while studying Electrics at Mechanics Institute (Rochester Institute of Technology).  After WWI he resumed his experiments and in December 1920 Hickson began a weekly … Continued

Wehle Residence, c.1956

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Located on Scottsville Road in the town of Scottsville, this is the residence of John L. “Jack” Wehle, treasurer of Genesee Brewing Company. In 1964 he succeeded his father, Louis A. Wehle, as chairman and served in that position until … Continued

Motel Miami, c.1953

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Located at 4126 State Routes 5 and 20 in the town of Hopewell, just east of the city of Canandaigua. In the early 1960’s a second floor was built to accommodate the family residence. Reproduced from 4”x 5” negatives. To … Continued

View in Franklin Square, c.1907

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One of many public squares located in the city of Rochester. Located on Andrews and Cumberland Streets, it is now called Schiller Park in honor of German Poet and Playwright Friedrich Schiller (1759-1805). Reproduced from 3½” x 5½” postcard.

Veteran’s Memorial Bridge, c.1935

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“Designated by the Council November 23rd, 1931 in honor of the brave men of Rochester and Monroe County who gave their lives in the service of their country.” Reproduced from 3½” x 5½” postcard.

Lily Pond, Eastman House Gardens, c.1935

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View of the terraced Italianate garden at the George Eastman House. Designed by Alling S. DeForest (1875-1957) between 1902 and 1904, it is the oldest and most formal garden on the property. Reproduced from 3½” x 5½” postcard.

Powers Hotel, c.1900

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Concerned by the movement of hotel and retail business moving to the east side of the river Daniel Powers, Samuel Wilder, Patrick Barry, George Ellwanger and Mortimer F. Reynolds invested in the construction of the Powers Hotel. Located adjacent to … Continued

Council Rock Avenue, c.1954

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In the 1950’s JD Whiting of Pittsford, New York installed Paddock Pools at homes in Rochester and the surrounding towns. This series of photographs show the installation of a swimming pool on Council Rock Avenue in Brighton. Reproduced from 4”x5” … Continued

Mouth of Red Creek, c.1905

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View of the western terminus of the portage trail from Irondequoit Bay to the Genesee River, Genesee Valley Park – Early American canoes traveling from the St. Lawrence Seaway would have trouble passing the falls on the Genesee River. To … Continued

Papec Machine Company, c.1915

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Beginning in the early 1900’s through the 1980’s, the Papec Machine Company of Shortsville New York manufactured farming implements known worldwide for their quality. Originally located in Lima, New York, the company moved to Shortsville sometime around 1910. Reproduced from … Continued

Lover Come Back, c.1962

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A promotion for “Lover Come Back” starring Rock Hudson, Doris Day and Tony Randall. Formerly located at 71 Clinton Avenue, the RKO Palace in Rochester opened Christmas 1928 and was demolished in 1965. Reproduced from 7½” x 10½” paper bag.

Vera Photo Co., c.1910

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Printed on reverse: “MADE BY VERA PHOTO CO. 273 MAIN ST. EAST, Directly opposite North Street, (and only one flight up) Next door to McCurdy’s.” Reproduced from 1¼” x 2” photographs.

Midtown Plaza Sidewalk Cafe, c.1962

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Printed on reverse: “Unique globe lights and a central fountain lend a continental charm and restful atmosphere for visitors to the sidewalk cafe on Midtown Plaza mall, Rochester, N.Y. Midtown Plaza is the nation’s largest downtown shopping and business center … Continued

Henry Lomb Memorial, c.1950

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Taken from Lomb Memorial Park looking towards the intersection of Martin Street and Sheridan Street (now Upper Falls Boulevard). Coca-Cola Bottling of Rochester is now on that site. Reproduced from 127 negative.

Wilgus Plan, c.1909

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Printed on reverse: “BEAUTY IS UTILITY – This post card shows the Wilgus plan for the new Central Station over the Genesee, and the Grand Esplanade connecting with Main Street. The symbolical group represents the beauty of the river and … Continued

East High, c.1903

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East High, c.1903 – East High School designed by J. Foster Warner and located on Alexander Street. Opened April 15th 1903, it served as a high school until 1959. Reproduced from 2¼” x 3” cyanotype.

Midtown Plaza Tropical Foliage, c.1962

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Printed on reverse: “Life-size sculptured children climb amid plantings of Phoenix Roebellini palms and scheffleras on the mall at Midtown Plaza, Rochester, N.Y. Tropical foliage is one highlight of the 7½ acre complex under one roof that is Midtown Plaza … Continued

The Breezer, c.1916

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The Breezer, c.1916 – L.A. Thompson’s Scenic Railway – Located at Ontario Beach Park, it was first called the ‘Russian Railway’ and later became ‘The Breezer’. The park and ride closed on Labor Day 1919. Reproduced from 2¾” x 4” … Continued