Old News – Gas

Natural gas lines were just coming to Fairport a hundred years ago. THE FAIRPORT HERALD Wednesday, March 21, 1917 Information Given at Chamber of Commerce Meeting Held On Monday Evening Now aren’t you sorry you were not at the Chamber of Commerce meeting in the town hall Monday night? Some of your neighbors were there, …

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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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Greenvale Cemetery Damage

This afternoon I went to Greenvale Cemetery in Fairport. I wanted to see the damage done by an old tree that fell last Friday. Half of the tree fell to the east and the other half went west. The tree is gone but there is a 8 foot circle of orange fence that surrounds some …

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Old News – Shipping on the Railroad

Note the number of carloads of cans that were shipped. Those were cans manufactured by the American Can Co. of Fairport. THE MONROE COUNTY MAIL Thursday, January 28, 1915 8,000 CAR LOADS OF SHIPPING DONE IN FAIRPORT LAST YEAR The Largest Amount of Car Load Business of Any Village on New York Central Between Buffalo …

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Old News – New Building for Canning Plant

More news from the past. This time on the building of a new Canning plant in Fairport. This firm would later form a separate division called Sanitary Can Co. that would eventually become their sole business. It was later to be known as American Can Company. THE FAIRPORT HERALD Wednesday, May 27, 1914 NEW CANNERY …

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