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Building of the Rochester, NY Subway aka Rochester Industrial & Rapid Transit Railway.

Building of the Rochester, NY Subway aka Rochester Industrial & Rapid Transit Railway.

Genesee Valley Club - "In early 1885, Hobart Atkinson, son-in-law of Hiram Sibley, convened a meeting of influential men interested in forming a new social club. They envisioned “a reading room supplied with periodicals” and “a library of books and bound magazines.” There would be “a restaurant to serve simple food, properly prepared, and available at convenient times,” not to mention “a supply of wines, liquors and cigars.”"

Genesee Valley Club - "In early 1885, Hobart Atkinson, son-in-law of Hiram Sibley, convened a meeting of influential men interested in forming a new social club. They envisioned “a reading room supplied with periodicals” and “a library of books and bound magazines.” There would be “a restaurant to serve simple food, properly prepared, and available at convenient times,” not to mention “a supply of wines, liquors and cigars.”"

Main Street Rochester New York.  The bridge over the Genesse River is difficult to locate because it had buildings upon it.

Main Street Rochester New York. The bridge over the Genesse River is difficult to locate because it had buildings upon it.

Sibley, Lindsay & Curr Co In 1905, after a fire Sibley's moved to the Sibley Building corner of East Main Street and Clinton Avenue. By 1939, Sibley's was the largest department store between New York City and Chicago. In 1962, competitors B. Forman Co. and McCurdy's collaborated to construct Midtown Plaza, right across Main Street from Sibley's. Sibley's was connected to the new mall by an enclosed third-floor walkway, part of the Rochester Skyway system.

Sibley, Lindsay & Curr Co In 1905, after a fire Sibley's moved to the Sibley Building corner of East Main Street and Clinton Avenue. By 1939, Sibley's was the largest department store between New York City and Chicago. In 1962, competitors B. Forman Co. and McCurdy's collaborated to construct Midtown Plaza, right across Main Street from Sibley's. Sibley's was connected to the new mall by an enclosed third-floor walkway, part of the Rochester Skyway system.

Woolworth’s - "Woolworth’s originated the concept in the 1870s, opening stores where every item cost five cents or less. Eventually the ceiling had to be raised to a dime, then higher."

Woolworth’s - "Woolworth’s originated the concept in the 1870s, opening stores where every item cost five cents or less. Eventually the ceiling had to be raised to a dime, then higher."

Mt. Hope Cemetery - is haunted. I had a very scary experience on a sunny June morning.

Mt. Hope Cemetery - is haunted. I had a very scary experience on a sunny June morning.

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