After Thoughts

199 S Plymouth Ave

Roswell and Romanta Hart

Part 1 There are two men with the same last name—Roswell Hart (1773-1824) and Romanta Hart (1800-1877)—who moved from Connecticut to Brighton, New York in the early Nineteenth Century. I […]

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Frederick Douglass Statue

Frederick Douglass’ Fourth of July Message

At the height of demonstrations following George Floyd’s death by asphyxiation when Minneapolis policemen knelt on him during an arrest, the quarterback for the New Orleans Saints of the National […]

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charles mulford robinson

Charles Mulford Robinson

Part 1 I became the Corn Hill historian in October 2014. I knew little about our neighborhood’s past and immediately set about reading everything I could find. The first significant […]

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Elizabeth Lee

Part 1 I’m going to whine about the difficulties of historical research. The original owner of my house at 80 Glasgow Street was a widow named Elizabeth Lee. She is […]

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Spiritualist Obelisk

Monument to the Fox Sisters

The Spiritualist Obelisk on Troup Street is one of the great attractions in Corn Hill. It once stood next to a Spiritualist church but there is some confusion about where […]

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Hervey Ely House

Daughters of the American Revolution

During the next year or so, don’t be surprised if you hear extended sounds of celebration from the Irondequoit Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. It’s […]

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