Due to its participation in post-World War II new policies of planning and the efforts of its strong preservation community, Rochester is today an interesting and sometimes perplexing mixture of densely packed, ornamental-19th-century buildings and monumentally scaled and architecturally stark projects of the modern era.
In a new book by Arcadia Publishing, local author Daniel J. Palmer pictorially tells the story of the peak years of change to the built environment of Rochester's downtown.
Highlights of Rochester’s Downtown Architecture: 1950-1975:
• Features never before vintage photographs from both public and private collections
• Illustrates the look and scale of downtown neighborhoods as they existed prior to urban renewal
• Displays local leaders, people of international distinction and general citizens in the book
• Takes readers on a tour of downtown, from west to east
Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at (888)-313-2665 or www.arcadiapublishing.com.
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