Rochester Neighborhoods

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Even in its early days, Rochester had multiple neighborhoods, small settlements with names such as Swillburg, Goat Hill and the Butter Bowl. Today, Rochester is a community of 128 neighborhoods, each happily pursuing a local identity while united together with justifiable pride in their role as New York State's third largest city outside of the New York City metropolis. Located in the Genesee River Valley just below Lake Ontario, Rochester is on an old Indian trail that once brought Seneca families here to hunt and fish. The milling industry began here in 1789 and, as it flourished, Rochester became known as the "Flour City." By the mid-1800s, the seed industry and the widespread production of flowers, trees, and shrubs had recreated Rochester as the "Flower City." Later, thanks to the Eastman Kodak Company and the Xerox Corporation, Rochester became the "Picture City" and the "World's Image Centre." Rochester was a haven on the Underground Railroad between 1830 and 1860. Always an ethnic city, it became a hotbed for inventors, reformers, educators, and spiritual leaders. Its leaders were independent, sometimes outrageous, outspoken, colorful, and courageous. Many were women-foremost among them was Susan Brownell Anthony.
ISBN: 9780738504100
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: New York
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
In Rochester Neighborhoods, authors Parma Historian Shirley Cox Husted and City Historian Ruth Rosenberg-Naparsteck offer more than 200 fascinating photographs-some published here for the first time. The images and materials come from the Rochester Public Library's Local History Division, the City of Rochester Photo Lab, the Parma Historian's office and the City Historian's office. Rochester Neighborhoods celebrates the growth of this bustling metropolis internationally renowned for its telecommunications industries, educational facilities, musical leadership, and culture.
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