Wilkinson Scrapbook Article #38

In this article from William Wilkinson’s scrapbook “One Hundred Great and Near-Great Events, Person and Places in Rochester History” (1947) is about a memorial tablet to the Erie Canal. I’m not sure if it is still on the building that used to be the City Hall. The building is now known as Irving Place. Bronze …

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Wilkinson Scrapbook Article – #37

In this article from William Wilkinson’s scrapbook “One Hundred Great and Near-Great Events, Person and Places in Rochester History” (1947) is about the old Reynolds Arcade. The first paragraph (blue background) is on an aluminum plaque that is located in the present Arcade building. The rest is his memories of the Arcade. “Here stood the …

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Wilkinson Scrapbook Article #36

In this article from William Wilkinson’s scrapbook “One Hundred Great and Near-Great Events, Person and Places in Rochester History” (1947) he does a nice drawing of the second Monroe County Courthouse. That one was replaced by the current one but they kept the sculpture from atop the second Courthouse. A wooden figure of “Justice” was …

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Wilkinson Scrapbook Article #35

In this article from William Wilkinson’s scrapbook “One Hundred Great and Near-Great Events, Person and Places in Rochester History” (1947) he takes an ad from the 1840s for a store specializing in ladies’ wear from an old newspaper and adds one of his cartoons to show what it probably was like in that store. A …

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