Old News – Capen Hose Co.

The Capen Hose Company dates back to 1893 but they didn’t build their familiar building at the corner of Main St. and Park Ave. until 1905. The picture is one I took in 2015. The building houses a fire museum and they also added a 9/11 memorial out in front of the building. Republic-Democrat Brockport, …

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Old News – Lakeside Hospital

This article is about a new wing being built on Lakeside memorial Hospital in Brockport in 1968. The hospital got into financial trouble and closed in April 2013. Only two months later it was purchased by Strong Memorial Hospital and opened as Strong West. An emergency department opened again in Aug. 2014. The facility saw …

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Old News – Fire in Brockport

A big fire in Brockport destroyed much of one of the blocks in the Village in early 1917. THE BROCKPORT REPUBLIC Thursday, Jan. 4, 1917 BENEDICT BLOCK AGAIN ON FIRE. Friday morning about eight o’clock when Joseph Ryan, clerk of the Gordon shoe store opened up for the day he detected a strong odor of …

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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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