Wilkinson Scrapbook Article – #17

In this article from William Wilkinson’s scrapbook “One Hundred Great and Near-Great Events, Person and Places in Rochester History” (1947) he writes about the Civil War monument that is in Washington Square Park. He notes that “bums” liked to sleep in the park. It is still a favorite place for homeless men. The park is …

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Wilkinson Scrapbook Article – #16

In this article from William Wilkinson’s scrapbook “One Hundred Great and Near-Great Events, Person and Places in Rochester History” (1947) he writes about the George Eastman memorial. That is on the west side of Lake Avenue just north of Ridge Road. It is outside the fence around Eastman Business Park (formerly Kodak Park) so you …

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Wilkinson Scrapbook Article #15

The other day I posted about wolves in the area in 1917. I didn’t know that this week’s scrapbook article was also about wolves. In this article from William Wilkinson’s scrapbook “One Hundred Great and Near-Great Events, Person and Places in Rochester History” (1947) he writes about what was supposedly the last wolf in Monroe …

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Wilkinson Scrapbook Article #14

In this article from William Wilkinson’s scrapbook “One Hundred Great and Near-Great Events, Person and Places in Rochester History” (1947) he writes about Ebenezer Allan. He was a Tory during the Revolutionary war. It is said that he had a white wife and an Indian wife. The mill didn’t have enough customers so Ebenezer moved …

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Wilkinson Scrapbook Article #13

In this article from William Wilkinson’s scrapbook “One Hundred Great and Near-Great Events, Person and Places in Rochester History” (1947) he writes about the Rundel building of the Rochester Public Library. That building houses the Local History and Genealogy Division. The Rundel Memorial building, South Avenue and Court St. houses the Reynold’s Reference Library and …

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Wilkinson Scrapbook Article #12

In this article from William Wilkinson’s scrapbook “One Hundred Great and Near-Great Events, Person and Places in Rochester History” (1947) he writes about the house that is known as “Woodside.” It was donated to the Rochester Historical Society in 1941 and they used it until 2008 when they sold the property because they couldn’t afford …

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Wilkinson Scrapbook Article #11

In this article from William Wilkinson’s scrapbook “One Hundred Great and Near-Great Events, Person and Places in Rochester History” (1947) he writes about Frederick Douglass. He in lived in Rochester for many years. He published an abolitionist newspaper “The North Star” here in Rochester. Frederick was for a couple of years the US ambassador to …

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