Wilkinson Scrapbook Article #42

This article from William Wilkinson’s scrapbook “One Hundred Great and Near-Great Events, Person and Places in Rochester History” (1947) he uses an old ad for a hotel at Ridge Road and Lake Ave. Then his drawing shows what he thought it might be like to spend the night at this hotel. The article uses the …

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Wilkinson Scrapbook Article #41

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 parks of Rochester. He also mentions the nursery business around Rochester and why we are known as the “Flower City.” The Rochester Park Commission was created in 1888. Since then work has …

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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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