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 tablet in honor of the Erie Canal & the N. E. Pioneers. Erected upon the City Hall building corner Broad & Fitzhugh Sts.

Broad Street is built over the way of the ERIE CANAL which was completed in 1825.
This section was last used in the season of 1919. The artery was an artery carrying life to many communities. The steady flow of commerce from the Great Lakes to the Atlantic strengthened the union.. Its persistent impulse enlarged the Village of Rochester into a city and made New York the Empire State. Nearby was the landing place of the packet boats used in transit by many of our New England Pioneers to whom this tablet is dedicated.
Erected by the State of New York, the colony of New England and women of Rochester and the Rochester Historical Society – 1929.