Old News – Entertainment in Fairport

A hundred years ago you could attend a movie six nights out of the week and then in summer go to a free concert by the Village band. THE FAIRPORT HERALD Wednesday, Aug. 22, 1917 Keep Band Going Saturday, Aug. 26, 1917, being the last open air concert this summer, it is the desire of …

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Wilkinson Scrapbook Article #31

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 former Reynolds Library. All of the collection that they had ended up at the Rochester Public Library. People still go there to read the local newspaper and magazines bu more people …

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Wilkinson Scrapbook Article #30

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 lower falls of the Genesee River. The view, which he recreates, was on some old postcards. In order to get that view you would have to go down to the landing …

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Wilkinson Scrapbook Article #29

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 Front Street. It had a bad reputation. It had a lot of small saloons. There were also shops of butcher and fish sellers. At one time the Rescue Mission had a place …

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