Looking southwest, the corners of Maiden Lane and Long Pond Road, 1981. The J&J Corner Superette is seen on the left. Located at 1097 Long Pond Road, it was the seen of a 1976 robbery attempt in which the Greece Police Department used their police dog to capture two youths.
Latta Road in the early 20th century. At this time, it consisted mostly of large family farms. The Whelehan, Fleming and Kirk were just a few of the families holding at least a hundred acres along the road. By this time, the Latta family held 46 acres at the east end of the road.
The SE corner of Mitchell and Ridge Roads, 1978. The Star Market storefront can be seen in the distance.
Old Eddy Road looking north toward Paddy Hill. The steeple of the Mother of Sorrows Church is visible in the distance. The name of the road was changed to Mt. Read Blvd in the 1920's. Frank Rigney was the proprietor of Rigney Farms. The Whelelan farm house was part of the Greece Historical Society "Tour of Historical Houses" in the 2000's.
Map of Greece, 1820.
Map of West Greece, 1852.
Town of Greece Lathrop plat map of Town of Greece, 1902.
U.S. Geological Survey topography map of Greece, 1893.
Town of Greece map, bicentennial edition, 1976. Greece had a population of 85,000 at the time and about 300 miles of roads covering almost 42 square miles.
A truck veered off Ridge Road on the morning of January 6, 1955 and crashed into the Greece Grange Hall. The truck was carrying 800 crates of apples when it side-swiped a vehicle before crashing into the building. There were no serious injuries. The driver of the truck, Paul Stauver, reported that the brakes failed and he was unable to control the vehicle.
The marketing map promoting the Dewey Avenue Tract subdivision built by Edwards Realty Company, 1923. There were over nine hundred lots available and it boasted over a thousand trees. Eight hundred and fifty six of the lots were available for one dollar a week, no interest and no property taxes for the first two years.
The SE corner of Ridge Road and Dewey Avenue, 1930's. The Wegmans can be seen in the center, which was located at 409 West Ridge Road. This Wegmans location was promoted as having "neighborhood convenience with all of the advantages of downtown variety and low prices."
1858 map of south Greece focusing on the Erie Canal.
The corner of Ridge Road and Pepperidge Drive, across from Ridgemont Plaza, 1976. Ridgemont Plaza opened on the morning of 17 July 1959. Pictured in the foreground is the Conestoga wagon that was used for a bicentennial event at Greece Towne Mall.
The corners of West Ridge and Corona Roads looking west, 1979. The Holiday Inn can be seen just beyond the gas station. The hotel, located at 1525 West Ridge Road, was the scene of a terrible arson fire on 26 November 1978 that resulted in 10 deaths. The crime was never solved.