Another Former Kodak Complex Being Refurbished

The Eastman Kodak complex called the Marketing Education Center (MEC) (also called Riverwood) has been sold to the Rainaldi family of Rochester. They are known for refurbishing the Culver Road Armory in Rochester and two 19th century cobblestone houses into stores in Victor. The 360,000 complex of buildings on East River Road in the Town …

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Kodak on a High

New York State released the names and locations of five medical marijuana dispensaries to be located in the state. The one Rochester dispensary will be operated by Columbia Care NY LLC. They will lease space in Eastman Business Park (formerly Kodak Park). Kodak building 12, which is three stories and has approx. 200,000 square feet will …

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Kodak News – Boom!

Kodak is imploding another building early tomorrow (July 18th). Building 53 in Eastman Business Park was former the home of roll coating. At 8 a.m. it and the smokestacks on top will be dropped. Preparations have been under way for months. The picture is one I took in late April. (Click on it for a …

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Kodak History Notes – Kodachrome

One of the most successful products that Eastman Kodak ever sold was their Kodachrome film. It was first produced in 1935 as movie film but the next year it began being sold as 35mm slide film. For many years it was used for professional color photography, especially for images intended for publication in print. In …

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Kodak History Notes – Reactor

Eastman Kodak at one time had a refrigerator-sized nuclear reactor in the basement of one of the buildings in Kodak Park. Kodak first used a university reactor to test chemical materials for impurities. Then in 1974 they acquired their own reactor called a a californium neutron flux multiplier (CFX) that had a core of Califrnium-252 …

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Kodak History Notes – Knocking Down Buildings

Just last Thursday I took the picture on the right of another building being knocked down at Eastman Business Park (formerly Kodak Park). It is building 53 and it is along Eastman Ave. where there is a dead end at an almost empty parking lot. Click on the picture to see a larger version of …

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