A 1960-61 fifth grade class at the Britton Road School. Britton Road School was located at Britton Road and Dewey Avenue and opened in 1950. The school closed in 1981. This is the current location of Dairy Queen and the Big Lots Plaza (2019).
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.
Located in West Greece near the corners of Manitou and Ridge Roads, the Congregational Church of Parma - Greece was built in 1824-25. It was abandoned and eventually razed around 1902.
Summer beachgoers at Ontario Beach Park in Charlotte. The beach was in proximity to the sprawling amusement park that included an extensive boardwalk, ethnic villages, bath houses, and variety shows, 1910's.
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.
Home of Willis N. Britton at 1549 Dewey Avenue; between Avis and Knickerbocker Streets. Converted to the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer from 1927 until 1956 and prior to that functioned as School No. 41.
Greece Police Chief Milton Carter and Officer Lowell Thompson getting adjusted in the new Police Headquarters at Greece Town Hall in October 1956. Prior to relocating to Town Hall, the police department was stationed in the Barnard Firehouse on Dewey Avenue. Chief Carter was a resident of Greece from 1904 until his death. Prior to serving as chief, he was a farmer and a decorated World War I veteran. He was Greece's first full time police officer and served as chief from 1931 until his retirement in July 1960. Officer Thompson retired as a lieutenant after nearly twenty three years of service and was a former US Marshall at the United States Department of Justice.
Located on Long Pond Road, the congregation of the Trinity Church of the Nazarene was first gathered in 1956. They immediately set to work fundraising to erect a church, which was completed in March 1958. Reverend Morris Wilson was the first pastor. The church was built on six acres of purchased land and a significant portion of the construction was done by members of the congregation. Pictured here in 1958.
The Congressional Medal of Honor being awarded to Sgt. Gary B. Beikirch of Greece, New York on 15 October 1973 by President Richard M. Nixon. Sergeant Beikirch was awarded the Medal of Honor for "conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty" as demonstrated on 01 April 1970. Sgt. Beikirch; Medical Aidman, Detachment B-24, Company B, distinguished himself during the defense of Camp Dak Seang. The allied defenders suffered a number of casualties as a result of an intense, devastating attack launched by the enemy from well-concealed positions surrounding the camp. Sgt. Beikirch, with complete disregard for his personal safety, moved unhesitatingly through the withering enemy fire to his fallen comrades, applied first aid to their wounds and assisted them to the medical-aid station. When informed that a seriously injured American officer was lying in an exposed position, Sgt. Beikirch ran immediately through the hail of fire. Although he was wounded seriously by fragments from an exploding enemy mortar shell, Sgt. Beikirch carried the officer to a medical aid station. Ignoring his own serious injuries, Sgt. Beikirch left the relative safety of the medical bunker to search for and evacuate other men who had been injured. He was again wounded as he dragged a critically injured Vietnamese soldier to the medical bunker while simultaneously applying mouth-to-mouth resuscitation to sustain his life. Sgt. Beikirch again refused treatment and continued his search for other casualties until he collapsed. Only then did he permit himself to be treated. Sgt. Beikirch's complete devotion to the welfare of his comrades, at the risk of his life, are in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit on him, his unit, and the U.S. Army."
Ontario Beach Park in 1905. Located in the Village of Charlotte, which was part of the Town of Greece until 1916, Ontario Beach Park featured many rides and attractions as well as summer food options. Park attendance and popularity declined as the 1900's unfolded. The arrival of the automobile, several destructive fires and Prohibition all played a role in its demise. Around 1920, the City of Rochester acquired the land, razed the deteriorating structures and began plans to convert it into a city park.
Two massive man made ponds at Yates-Thayer Farm, 1900's. The house on the farm was built in 1902 by the President of the Buffalo, Rochester and Pittsburgh Railroad Company, Arthur Yates. Located on Latta Road, Mr. Yates built the ponds for an ice harvesting company run by his son, Fredrick. The ice harvesting season only lasted a few months and the extracted cubes could weight several hundred pounds. With the arrival of in house ice units in the 1920's, the ice harvesting industry was no longer profitable. The property sold to the Thayer family in 1914 and kept for nearly eighty years. Housing developments now occupy the land where the ponds once existed.
Greece Arcadia High School located at 120 Island Cottage Road, 1968. Built in 1962 at a cost of around $3 million, the building has gone through many renovations over the years and continues to serve residents of Greece. It opened to students in September, 1963. Over a ten year period around this time, Greece built over nine schools. The Mother of Sorrows Church can be seen in the background on the right side of the photo.
Greece No. 9 School located on the east side of Long Pond Road just north of Maiden Lane. It served as a school for over fifty years until 1914, after which the two room schoolhouse was abandoned. It was sold at auction in 1949 as the school district underwent consolidation. The structure is now a residence.
The Manchester Hotel was located on the southeast corner of Ridge and Manitou Roads. By 1916, it was known as The Winslow Hotel and was the site of a catastrophic acetylene gas explosion. Newspaper reports state that the force of the explosion was felt a mile away. In the 1910's, owner O.M. Winslow hosted fox and coon chases, clam bakes and auctions at the hotel. This is how the hotel appeared in the 1880's.
The German Village located in Ontario Beach Park in the early 1900's. The German Village was one of many features at the amusement park, which included a scenic rail ride and rollercoaster. It was located on the east promenade of the park. Known as the "Coney Island of Western New York," the park also featured popular attractions like the Fighting Flames firefighter re-enactment and the Virginia Reel spinning ride. The park began to decline following several catastrophic fires, the arrival of the automobile and Prohibition, among other things.