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Aerial View of 131 & 135 Elmgrove Road
Aerial view of 131 & 135 Elmgrove Road, 1950's. Aerial photographer Henry DeWolf took flight with instructor Don Hudgins a weekend in February 1955 for a series of aerial photos of the Rochester area.
Rochester Subway Dewey Avenue near Ridgeway Avenue
Car No. 1230 of the Rochester Subway heads north on Dewey Avenue, just passing Ridgeway Avenue, 1920s. The subway ran for nearly thirty years, beginning in 1927 until 1956.
Reverend Henry R. Chattin
Rev. Henry R. Chattin of Spencerport bicycling in Greece, 1898. Rev. Chattin was a Methodist who spoke at a number of Rochester area churches. Rev. Chattin appears to have a commemorative thirteen star American flag affixed to his handlebars. The US flag in 1898 would have been composed of forty five stars, following the inclusion of Utah as a state in 1896.
Corner of Ridge Road and Bonesteel Street
Ridge Road looking east at Bonesteel Street. An advertisement for the Power Hotel can be seen to the right of center. This hotel was a Rochester staple, built in 1882 and located on West Main Street. Arnold Palmer celebrated receiving the 1960 Hickock Belt at the ceremonial banquet at the Powers.
Wittman Motors Tow Truck Service
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.
Willis N. Britton School Building
Full front view of the Willis N. Britton School building located on Hoover Drive. It was built in 1929 on land donated by Mr. Britton. This would eventually become the Hoover Drive Middle School, the Odyssey School and is currently the Discovery Charter School, 1920's. The smaller district schools were required to change their names to reflect their neighborhood or streets when they joined the Greece Central district.
Greece Central School Graduating Class of 1937
The 1937 graduating class of Greece Central School.
District #14 School Class Photo
Class photo of District #14 students and teachers, 1903. The #14 District School of Parma and Greece, also known as the Lane's Corners School, was located at the south west corner of Wilder and Manitou Roads.
Construction of I-390 Extension
Massive construction and upgrades took place in the 1980's for I-390, also known as "The Genesee Expressway." In Greece, this included a 4.6 mile extension of the expressway beyond Ridge Road to the Lake Ontario State Parkway. Formerly known as Rt 47, this photo shows the construction of bridge supports at English Road. The project cost $24 million and was completed in 1983.
Town of Greece Sesquicentennial Float
The float celebration the sesquicentennial of the Town of Greece. The sesquicentennial took place Sunday, 28 May 1972. The one hundred and fifty year anniversary celebration included a parade, fireman's competition, park dedication, picnic and other activities. Jeanne Dever was crowned Queen of the Sesquicentennial.
Corners of Ridge and Long Pond Roads
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.
Ridgemont Plaza Architectural Drawing
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.
Vanderstyne Ford on Ridge Road
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.
Old Elmgrove Road Canal Bridge
The old Elmgrove Road bridge over the canal, 1970. The bridge was permanently closed in 1970 and a new bridge opened in 1971.
Decoration Day Parade in Greece
Decoration Day parade in Greece, 1940's. It is more commonly known as Memorial Day. 1940's