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 – Fire Dept.

This article tells that one of the four fire companies in the Village of Brockport is to get a motorized fire truck. The motor, frame and cab of the truck is to be built by the Selden Truck Co. Then the back part of the truck will be equipped by a company from Utica. See …

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Old News – School Fire

THE MONROE COUNTY MAIL Thursday, March 9, 1916 PITTSFORD HIGH SCHOOL BUILDING BURNED Building and Contents a Total Loss — Origin of Fire Unknown — Loss of Many Thousand Dollars. Pittsford was visited by a fierce conflagration between 2 and 3 o’clock Saturday morning, which destroyed the fine High school building. The fire was well …

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Old News – East Rochester Fire, 1914

More news from the past. THE MONROE COUNTY MAIL Thursday, March 26, 1914 LARGE EAST ROCHESTER BLOCK ENTIRELY DESTROYED BY FIRE Eyer Building Containing Fryattt Department Store and Other Firms a Total Loss — To Be Rebuilt Immediately East Rochester, March 24,—Fire causing a loss of nearly $200,000, occurred in this village, Tuesday  night. The …

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Pensions of Rochester Fire & Police Bureaus

There is a new online source from the Rochester Public Library that I never would have thought of searching for. It is a ledger that lists pensions of the Fire and Police Bureaus of Rochester. The ledger covers the time of 1892 to 1945.  The records are listed chronologically in columns that contain; the name …

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