Old News – Fire!

The Cottage Hotel in Fairport was built on the corner of North Main Street and John Street (no Liftbridge Lane) about 1886. A third floor was added in 1889 along with a 60-foot long annex. In May 1922, during Prohibition, two bottles of whiskey were found in the hotel during a raid. After the 1968 …

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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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