Rochester's Corn Hill: The Historic Third Ward

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When Rochester experienced the explosive growth generated by the Erie Canal, what began as a pioneer neighborhood of cabins quickly became an impressive ward of mansions for the city's social hierarchy. Today's generation knows it as Corn Hill, but it is actually the old Third Ward, an extraordinary neighborhood that rivaled Charleston, Savannah, and Natchez in elegance and importance. Rochester's Corn Hill: The Historic Third Ward offers the first comprehensive pictorial history of this ruffled-shirt district from its humble beginnings, to its Victorian peak, through its eventual decline and subsequent rehabilitation into a landmark ward.
ISBN: 9780738512259
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: New York
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Michael Leavy, the author of two previous Arcadia books, has compiled fascinating stereo views, daguerreotypes, and tintypes that portray the Charles Dickens-like quality of the ward, with its sleigh bells, church chimes, fashionable families, orphan asylums, and down-and-out characters. He has produced an endearing work that will become a resource for the history buff and a family treasure for those who marvel at the beautiful, towering residences and lingering mystique of Rochester's Corn Hill.
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