Wilkinson Scrapbook Article #3

In this article from William Wilkinson’s scrapbook “One Hundred Great and Near-Great Events, Person and Places in Rochester History” (1947)  he quotes the first part a newspaper article from 1837. The former United States Hotel that was built about 1826 still stands at 22 West Main Street. It hasn’t been a hotel for about 100 …

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NY Central Station – 1914

I missed this by a few days. On Jan. 19th 1914 at 12:01 a.m. Rochester opened a great new railroad station. The station of the NY Central Railroad was designed by Claude Bragdon, who also designed many other buildings in Rochester. Bragdon thought that the building was one of his best works and it is …

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