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Hotel Demay Latta Road
The Demay Hotel located on the corner of Latta and North Greece Roads, 1971. The Demay Hotel was originally built in 1909 and went by many names over the subsequent years, including The Domino Inn and the North Greece Hotel. It was demolished in 2017.
Aerial View of Dewey Avenue and Stone Road Intersection
Aerial view of the Dewey Avenue and Stone Road intersection looking north. The distinct curved face of the Dutch Mill restaurant is visible on the west side of Dewey Avenue. 1946
Aerial View of Ridge Road – Ayer Street – Corona Road
Aerial view of Ridge Road at Corona Road and Ayers Street looking northwest, 1955. Stone Road is running between Howard Johnson's and Kearhart Garage.
American Civil War Veteran and Greece Resident Corporal William H. Clark(e)
Corporal William H Clark(e) pictured at twenty years old in 1863. He was wounded in the Battle of Gettysburg and served in the battles of Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville, as well. He was a member of the Greece Baptist Church and Greece Grange. He died April 27, 1924.
Britton Road School Fifth Grade Class 1960-1961
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).
Construction of Long Ridge Mall at Long Pond Road
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.
Congregational Church of Parma – Greece
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.
Beachgoers at Ontario Beach Park in Charlotte
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 & Post Office on West Ridge and Manitou Roads
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
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 N. Thompson
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.
Trinity Church of the Nazerene
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.
Sergeant Gary B. Beikirch Awarded the Medal of Honor by President Richard M. Nixon
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 the Village of Charlotte
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.
Man Made Ponds for Ice Harvesting at Yates-Thayer Farm
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.