Wilkinson Scrapbook Article #6

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 early schools in Rochester. In the last sentence he mentions the Academy building on S. Fithugh Street. After it stopped being used as a school, it became the office for the …

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Old News – Tinker Homestead

The Tinker homestead was occupied by six generations of the Tinker family. In 1992  John C. and Carol (Tinker) Aldridge sold the property to the Town of Henrietta in 1992. The resulting Tinker Homestead and Farm Museum opened in 1994. It boasts a diverse collection of artifacts spanning several generations. Also the surrounding property was …

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Wilkinson Scrapbook Article #5

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 a early portrait painter in Rochester. Grove Sheldon Gilbert didn’t sign his portraits so there is no way to tell how many portraits he painted. One known painting is of Sophia (Beatty) …

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Theater Programs

I added 7 programs for theater productions in Rochester between 1951 and 1957. Onw is from Arena Theatre, which was a small  group of performers from Rochester. The rest of the programs are from touring companies that came to the Auditorium Theatre. Some of those plays had people who were stars of the past (Ray …

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Old News – Newspaper News

Can you imagine having to spend work time at a newspaper folding them by hand? This article tells how the weekly newspaper in Fairport gets a modern machine to fold their newspapers. By getting the folder the newspaper was able to print more pages which probably meant an increase in advertising revenue. By looking the …

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Webster High School Yearbook

I uploaded the 1924 Reveille yearbook for Webster High School. There were only 21 seniors graduating from the school that year. At that time they had a new high school which today is Spry Middle School on the corner of Sanford St. and South Ave. They had consolidated all the grades into that one school …

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