Long Ridge Mall construction, Long Pond Road looking north. The McCurdy's sign can be seen on the northwest corner of the mall. McCurdy's was the anchor store of the mall when it opened in October 1969. The adjacent Greece Towne Mall opened two years earlier. Sears and B. Foreman's were also premier retailers of Long Ridge Mall, which eventually merged with Greece Towne Mall in the mid-1990's to form The Mall at Greece Ridge.
The Pulis - Losey - Boylin General Store and Post Office located in West Greece on the corner of Manitou and West Ridge Roads. Destroyed by fire in 1974.
Naum Bros store was located at 2373 West Ridge Road and founded by Robert Naum in the 1950's. It sold sporting goods, appliances, lawn equipment and more. They had several locations in the Rochester area. It ceased to exist sometime in the 1980's. Pictured here in 1956.
Red & White Food Stores Plaza at the corner of Ridge & Long Pond Roads, 1950's. Red & White Food Stores was a national chain that started in the 1920's and by the 1950's, had over one thousand stores in Pennsylvania, New York and Ohio. An advertisement for Craft and Clarke's Red & White Food store at this time shows butter was $.67 a pound and cigarette's were $1.67 a carton, The Ridge and Long Pond Road store building is now Heritage Jewelers (2020)
Buckman's Dairy and Bakery on West Ridge Road, 1956. A loaf of bread would have cost $.18 and a gallon of milk sold for around $.97 at this time. The dairy was started in 1911 by Homer Buckman and closed in 2005.
Greece Supervisor Vincent L. Tofany (center) cutting ribbon to open the Shoppers Fair Discount Center in Stoneridge Plaza. Also pictured (left to right) are store manager Milton Sandler, owner Anthony Comparato, Sheriff Albert W. Skinner and executive Charles Maran, August 1961.
One of the more than twenty permanent art pieces placed at Long Ridge Mall as part of the technical art collection put together by David W. Bermant. The pieces focused on movement and the use of modern, technological materials such as metals, lasers and video components. Other pieces included the "Electric Ball Circus" and the "Wind Lighthouse," 1978.
A Roger's Grocery delivery boy crosses the tracks at Ridge Road, looking north. Roger's Grocery was located at 1458 Dewey Avenue (near Ridgeway) and was owned by Frank Rogers. 1900's.
The Ridge Road Food Shop on Ridge Road, near Eddy Road (Mt. Read), 1910's.
Wittman Motors tow service retrieving a vehicle from the Erie Canal. Wittman's was located at 2496 Ridge Road, across from the old Town Hall.
The corners of Ridge and Long Pond Roads looking east, 1970. The old Town Hall is visible in the center. Agostinelli's Super Market can be seen to the right. There were four Agostinelli's Fine Food Markets in Rochester at the time. Located at 2547 W Ridge Rd, as of 2020 it is the site of Heritage Jewelers.
The final plaza design of Ridgemont Plaza, 1957. Abbott, Merkt and Co. were the architects of the project, along with local architect A. Charles Pioch. The plaza opened in July 1959.
The Vanderstyne Ford dealership opened in 1967 and was located at 4545 West Ridge Road. The dealership president was Gerald P. Vanderstyne and it boasted a 25,000 square foot showroom and office complex.
The Forest Hill Restaurant was located at 41 East Manitou Road., near Braddock Bay. It opened in the 1960's and was originally owned by Norman and Robert Forest. It was still operational in 2019; serving a popular fish fry dinner Wednesdays through Fridays.
The original plaza design of Ridgemont Plaza, 1957. Abbott, Merkt and Co. were the architects of the project, along with local architect A. Charles Pioch. The plaza opened in July 1959.