Wilkinson Scrapbook Article #12

In this article from William Wilkinson’s scrapbook “One Hundred Great and Near-Great Events, Person and Places in Rochester History” (1947) he writes about the house that is known as “Woodside.” It was donated to the Rochester Historical Society in 1941 and they used it until 2008 when they sold the property because they couldn’t afford …

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Sibley’s History

I uploaded a history of the Sibley, Lindsay & Curr department stores. They started in Rochester in 1868. They suffered a big fire in 1904 but they soon started building the big store in downtown that many remember. They were acquired by Associated Dry Goods Corporation in 1957, who started building suburb stores. That company …

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Old News – Fire in Brockport

A big fire in Brockport destroyed much of one of the blocks in the Village in early 1917. THE BROCKPORT REPUBLIC Thursday, Jan. 4, 1917 BENEDICT BLOCK AGAIN ON FIRE. Friday morning about eight o’clock when Joseph Ryan, clerk of the Gordon shoe store opened up for the day he detected a strong odor of …

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New Hours for Rochester Library

The downtown branch of the Rochester Public Library will be closed today, the 2nd. Then on January 3rd they are starting some new hours for 2017 that include two days with evening hours. Besides these listed hours, the B & L building is open at 9 a.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday on the …

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Additions to Monroe Co. GenWeb in 2016

Added all kinds of things to the GenWeb website this year. Karen Dau sent tombstone inscriptions for Range 9 of Mt. Hope Cemetery. That means there is only Range 10 that has not had the tombstones copied in that cemetery. On the Vital Records page new additions are Marriages and Deaths from Rochester newspapers for …

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1928 Webster HS Yearbook

I uploaded the 1928 Reveille yearbook for Webster High School. This class saw 39 seniors graduating. The yearbook also has pictures of every classes from kindergarten to 11th. Standard sports pictures and some activities and a bunch of ads in the back. The group in this picture wrote a school column for the local newspaper. …

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