After Thoughts

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Livingston Park

As you stand at the corner of Troup Street and Livingston Park, it is hard to imagine that Troup Street was a small foot trail used by the Indigenous tribes […]

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Eddie James “Son” House

Eddie James “Son” House was born in the winter of 1902 in a hamlet, of Lyon near Clarksdale Mississippi. His father was a musician and occasionally he and his two […]

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African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church

In 1827, a few African Americans met in a schoolhouse on Ford Street and organized a Methodist society in connection with another church named Zion. In 1836, incorporation was affected […]

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Frederick Douglas Village and Harriet Tubman

During the mid-1990s, The Memorial A.M.E Zion Church, under the leadership of Reverend Errol E. Hunt, saw the need for low-income housing and affordable apartments.   Utilizing New York State […]

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Footprint of Former Genesee Canal 1840 – 1878

Our History Walk today involves canals. For most people in Rochester, there is only one canal, the Erie Canal. It ran through Rochester until 1915 when the Barge Canal was […]

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The Corn Hill Sojourn of Bluesman Son House

Five years ago the CHNA board of directors was presented with a request for a “Son House Tribute” plaque to be erected at Lunsford Circle. None of us had heard […]

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