Old News – Church Fire

The original East Penfield Baptist Church was of brick. After the fire described in this 1916 newspaper article, they rebuilt but that church was made of wood. The picture is an old photo of the church after 1916. The church still looks the same except that there is a large steeple added at an unknown …

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Old News – New Stamping Plant

This is a follow-up on this post from last November. The buildings were originally a piano factory from 1892 to 1914. The factory buildings were sold to James E. McLaughlin who would manufacture wash tubs, fuel cans, flour sifters and other galvanized steel products. That company would close when Mr. McLaughlin died. The building would …

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Old News – New Bank

Fairport, NY gets a new bank 100 years ago. Fairport National Bank first rented space and then in 1924 they would build their own building at 36 South Main Street which is still a bank. The Fairport National Bank would only last until 1944 when it was acquired by Security Trust of Rochester. THE FAIRORT …

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Old News – Chautauqua

Chautauqua Meetings started Chautauqua, NY as an adult education movement. They eventually spread across the US. The Chautauqua meetings would have teachers, musicians, entertainers, preachers and speakers of every kind. Though the movement would fade in the 1920s and 1930, the original in Chautauqua, NY is still going on and is very popular. THE HONEOYE …

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Old News – Independence Day 1916

A traditional parade, baseball and games for children and adults are the highlights for Independence day in Fairport a hundred years ago THE FAIRPORT HERALD Thursday, June 28, 1916 FOURTH IN FAIRPORT. All the Fairport firemen are hoping for good weather next Tuesday, July 4, for it will be the occasion of the annual field …

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Old News – Local Archeology

This article mentions that a committee was going to place a boulder in the memory of Lewis Henry Morgan (1818 – 1881). Do any of you know if there is a memorial boulder and where it is? THE HONEOYE FALLS TIMES Thursday, June 22, 1916 Archeologists Find a Pre-Iroquois Village on Estate of Admiral Hanford …

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Old News – G.O.P. Candidate

This is an election year, as was 1916. That year the Republicans nominated Charles Evans Hughes from New York State to run again President Wilson. In the election that year, Wilson won 277 electoral votes vs. Hughes’ 254. THE MONROE COUNTY MAIL Thursday, June 15, 1916 Hughes and Fairbanks Nominated. Chicago, June 10 — Charles …

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