These photographs show the installation of a pool at a house on Council Rock Avenue in Brighton, New York. According to the 1954 city directory the family was named Kroll. The house is believed to have been designed by architect Don Hershey.
Taken from Bausch 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. This photograph shows my father, his sister and older brother and was most likely taken on a visit to his grandparents who lived on St. Paul Street near Clifford Avenue. He says he remembers when this photo was taken and wishes it was in color because the tulips are in full bloom. He recalls the camera was a twin lens reflex that shot 127 film, but is not sure who shot the photograph. We do not think it was his mother because it’s in focus and the subject is composed properly! Perhaps it was his grandfather…
My father has a life long love of photography, so even though he is young in this photo I do not doubt the memory. I guess this acorn didn’t fall far from that tree!
Captain Henry Lomb (1828-1908) was an investor in John Jacob Bausch’s optical shop and eventually a founder of Bausch & Lomb. In 1885 he founded the Mechanics Institute, which eventually became RIT. The art deco monument was designed by Lewis J. Brew and Walter Cassebeer. Erected in 1930, it is made of black granite and stands 48 feet tall.